[PhD’s Corner] Héloïse Villessèche: Combinations from optical sensors and omics technologies to assess multiple and combined stress during wheat growth

Héloïse Villessèche is one of the #DigitAg co-funded PhDs

Combinations from optical sensors and omics technologies to assess multiple and combined stress during wheat growth

  • Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • University: Montpellier SupAgro
  • PhD School: Gaia
  • Field(s): Chemometrics and genetic analysis
  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor: Ryad Bendoula, ITAP, Irstea
  • Co-supervisors : Pierre Roumet, INRA, AGAP, Martin Ecarnot, INRA, AGAP, Nathalie Gorretta, Irstea, ITAP, Elsa Ballini, Montpellier SupAgro, BGPI
  • Funding: #DigitAg- INRA
  • #DigitAg: Axis 3, Challenge 3

Keywords: Multi sensors, biotic and abiotic stress, image analysis, processing and merging of data, machine learning

Abstract: The development of new agricultural practices based on agroecology principles requires the ability to analyze complex interactions between plants and their biotic and abiotic environments. This ability to analyze multiple stresses requires, on one hand, adopting a new conceptual framework such as phytobioma or extended phenotype, and on the other hand, coupling methodologies that make it possible to analyze the phenotype of the whole plant at different scales. In this work, we propose to combine innovative approaches based on light-matter interaction with more classical ‘omics’ approaches to characterize the variability of durum wheat response to multiple stresses: biotic (septoria, brown rust) and abiotic (water stress).

 

Contact: heloise.villesseche [AT] inrae.fr​ – Cell: 06 24 96 20 63

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