UMR 1349 - Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection (IGEPP)

The objective of the IGEPP research unit is to describe, understand and predict the functioning of plants, their associated organisms and the agro-ecosystems, in order to contribute to the improvement of new plant protection methods taking into account sustainability, respect for the environment, and low input utilisation.
IGEPP studies plant adaptation to their biotic and abiotic changing environment. Approaches range from molecular and genetic studies of plant and associated organisms adaptation, to the development of new sustainable methods for plant protection and culture.

Studies are performed:

  • over a wide range of spatio-temporal scales, from gene regulation to species community, and from in vitro experiments to landscape experimental designs
  • on different crops (oilseed rape, pea, potato, wheat) and legumes (carrot, pea, cauliflower, cabbage, beetroot)
  • for a diverse number of associated organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, nematodes, insects)

Keywords : Plant Breeding, Integrated protection, Innovative equipment, Bio-aggressors, Seed quality, Disease resistance, Plant-bioaggressor-associated organism interactions, Ecology, adaptation, Genetics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Metabolomics, Biological control, Ecological engineering, Production system design, Soft wheat, Rapeseed, Peas, Protein crops, Potatoes, Vegetable crops, Insect, Bacteria, Fungus, Nematode, Oomycetes Translated with

Key figures :

Total staff: 194 including 60 researchers, lecturers, research engineers and 23 PhD student

Doctoral school(s)
DS 600 - Ecology, geosciences, agronomy, food
Co-accredited institutions : Agrocampus Ouest, Oniris, Université d'Angers, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Université de Nantes, Université Rennes 1