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Institute of Plant Sciences - Paris-Saclay

At IPS2, we want to better understand the molecular and genetic mechanisms controlling plant growth and their regulation by endogenous and exogenous signals of biotic and abiotic origins.
Analysis of these mechanisms is conducted in an integrated manner at cellular, organ and whole plant levels.

IPS2 applies multidisciplinary approaches (combining genomics, molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, genetics, physiology) and also develops tools (including bioinformatics and modelling) required to provide more predictive knowledge and facilitates "translational" research between model species and crops.


The unit has 3 platforms dedicated to plants :
a) Translational Biology (managing large TILLING collections in tomato, Brachypodium, melon and cucumber)
b) Transcriptome and RNA sequencing involving also related methodologies
c) Metabolomics with the recent aim of developing fluxomics.


The IPS2 emerges from an important restructuration and consolidation
of 3 of the 4 Plant Biology Institutes involved in the Cluster of Excellence
or LabEx SPS "Saclay Plant Sciences".

We sustain IPS2 teams interactions with industrial partners and/or technical institutes in innovative projects that contribute to the future of agriculture.