Symposium on Sunflower and Climate Change

The International Symposium on Sunflower and Climate Change was organized in the frame of the SUNRISE project, by INRA Toulouse (Institut National de Recherche en Agronomie) and the French technical c...

In brief

In an unprecedented effort - 8 years project, investment of €21m, 16 partners including 9 public laboratories with a specific investment of INRA, 6 companies involved in sunflower breeding and the ...

The Project

In a context of climate changes and of world increasing demand for oilseed production, it is crucial to improve resistance to drought and yields of sunflower crops in such conditions. To improve ge...


Find below the list of our partners.

Partner Name Status Leader Affiliation Involvement
LIPM : Laboratory of Plant Microorganisms Interactions public Nicolas LANGLADE UMR INRA 441- CNRS 2594 Coordinator, responsible for WP1 (Management : Nicolas LANGLADE), WP3 (Genomic resources and Genotyping: Stéphane MUÑOS), WP4 (Phenotyping: Nicolas LANGLADE), WP7 (Bioinformatics: Jérôme GOUZY)
AGIR : Agrosystèmes, Gestion des ressources, Innovation et Ruralités public Philippe DEBAEKE UMR INRA 1248 - ENSAT Responsible for WP5 (Crop Modeling: Philippe DEBAEKE) ; Involvement in WP8 (Socioeconomical impact of new ideotypes: Danielle GALLIANO)
MIAT:Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Toulouse public Simon de GIVRY UR0875 INRA Responsible for WP6 (Gentic and molecular discovery: Brigitte MANGIN)
CNRGV : National Center for Plant Genomic Resources Végétales public Hélène BERGES US INRA 1258 Involvement in WP3
EPGV: Polymorphism of Plant Genomes public Marie-Christine LE PASLIER US INRA 1279 Involvement in WP3
PCMP: Cellular and Molecular Plant Physiology public Christophe BAILLY UR 5, Pierre and Marie Curie University Involvement in WP4 and WP6
GV : Plant Genetics public Michel ZIVY UMR INRA 320 - Paris Sud University - CNRS Involvement in WP4 and WP6
LEREPS :Economy, Politics and Social systems public Charilaos KEPHALIACOS Toulouse I - Capitole University Responsible for WP8 (Social impacst of new sunflower ideotypes)
BFP : Fruit Biology and Pathology public Yves GIBON UMR INR 1332 - Bordeaux University Involvement in WP4 and WP6
CETIOM : Technical Center for Oil Crops and Hemp private Xavier PINOCHET PROLEA, Plant Oil and Protein Cluster Responsible for WP10 (Dissemination, Transfert and Training), involvement in WP4, WP5 and WP8
BIOGEMMA private Bruno GREZES-BESSET Subsidiary of LIMAGRAIN and EURALIS Coops, of the RAGT group, of SOFIPROTEOL and UNIGRAINS Responsible for WP2 (Genetic Ressources: Marie COQUE), involvement in WP3, WP4, WP6 and WP9
CAUSSADE Semences private Pierre GARRAUD - Involvement in WP2, WP4, WP6
MAS Seeds private Antoine GAILLARD MAISADOUR Coop Involvement in WP2, WP4, WP6
RAGT 2n private Olivier LUCAS Groupe RAGT Involvement in WP2, WP4, WP6, WP9
SOLTIS private Thierry ANDRE Sunflower Research subsidiary of LIMAGRAIN and EURALIS Coops Involvement in WP2, WP4, WP6, WP8
SYNGENTA private Denis LESPINASSE - Responsible for WP9 (Validation: Joël PIQUEMAL), involvement in WP2, WP3, WP4, WP6