• Energy, Ecology, Environment
  • Quality of life - Health - Food

BIOlogie et Gestion des Risques en agriculture-Champignons Pathogènes des Plantes (BIOGER-CPP)

Research unit


The BIOGER laboratory develops projects to fight pathogenic plants fungi that are responsible for major loss in agronomy. Among these fungi studied, we can mention the septoriosis, fusariose, cereals rusts, rapeseed phoma or the vine gray rot. These studies are carried out on different biology scales: from genome to infectious mechanisms to evolutionary dynamics and epidemiology. The overall objective of this work is to meet societal expectations in terms of sustainable and environmentally-friendly control of fungal diseases in field crops and risk management related to the spread and adaptive potential of phytopathogenic fungi. This research are carried out through several collaborative projects in partnership with the main agrochemical firms.


  • Mrs Sabine FILLINGER

Innovation themes

Map and access

Avenue Lucien Brétignières
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Our research areas


- rust (Puccinia spp. - wheat), septoriosis (Mycosphaerella graminicola - wheat), phoma (Leptosphaeria maculans - colza) and gray mold (Botrytis cinerea - vine, tomato, strawberry), antrachnoses (Colletotrichum sp. - Arabidopsis)
- epidemiology, brown rust, yellow rust, septoriosis
- epidemic monitoring
- fungal genomics and genome-wide approaches, metatranscriptomics, metabarcodin, bioinformatics
- effectors and secondary metabolism
- molecular genetics of plant-pathogen interactions
- modeling

Applications sectors

  • Biotechnology
  • Health / wellness
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 52
Number of researchers : 18

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Academics and industry:
- BIOGERSYST: gives possibility to make available information on the systematics, phenotyping and genotyping of agricultural organisms of interest and to promote a linking of this information (phytophagous bacteria, fresh water microalgae, mushrooms, plants, invertebrates (insects, nematodes)). It belongs to the R-Syst systematic network which combines expertise in the molecular and phenotypic identification of fungi and oomycetes in their ecosystems (taxonomic, geographical, epidemiologic, genotypic, etiological).
- geneotyping-sequencing: sequencing of fungal species (systematic sequencing of some genes, microsatellites, AFLP and SNP)
- bioinformatics / URGI: bioinformatics analysis


Our results

Valuation offer

- expertise: analytical-control quality, scientific regulatory expertise, advice
- flagship project: antivascular project (Maturation SATT), project HTAP (Maturation SATT), AntiPark project (Licencing in progress)

Projects examples

- rust epidemics modeling at the scale of landscapes

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- ARVALIS Vegetal institut, CASDAR, CETIOM (etiology, diagnosis, epidemiological follow-up), ANSES, AFPP (French Plant Protection Association, RPP (Laboratory Resistance to Phytosanitary Products),CSBT (Biological Surveillance Committee of the Territory, CTIFL (Interprofessional Technical Center for Fruit and Vegetables)

Private collaborations

- close collaboration with the main phytopharmaceutical companies
- co-ordination of the Septo-MDR consortium involving several industrialists in the agrochemical sector


Establishments of affiliation