UMR 1345 - Institute for Horticulture and Seeds (IRHS)

The Research Institute of Horticulture and Seeds ambition is to constitute an optimised structure to conduct leading-edge fundamental and strategic research relating to the understanding and exploitation of horticultural products and seeds. For this purpose, the Institute is tailored to develop integrated approaches by coordinating efforts and expertises of geneticists, breeders, pathologists, physiologists, biochemists, eco-physiologists, modellers and statisticians.

It is organized in 3 divisions and divided into 13 research teams that will operate on a project basis and have access to mutualised scientific, technological and management resources.

Rsearch team:

  • Integrative Biology of Architecture within its Environment (Arch'E)
  • Genetic determinism & Diversity of Ornamental plants (GDO)
  • Genetic, Ecophysiology and Modeling of Pome-Fruits (GEMPom)
  • Apple and pear resistance to diseases and pests (ResPom)
  • Evolutionary Ecology of Fungi (EcoFun)
  • Quality and resistance to bioagressors in vegetable crops (QuaRVeg)
  • Emergence, systematics and ecology of plant pathogenic bacteria (EmerSys)
  • Seed-borne fungal pathogens (FungiSem)
  • Mitochondria & Stress (MitoStress)
  • Conservation and stress tolerance of seeds (ConserTo)
  • Seedling Establishment Stress and Nitrogen (SESaN)
  • EpiCenter
  • Bioinformatics
  • Greenhouse Facilites (INEM)

Key figures :

Total staff: 183 including 83 researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers 

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