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FILLINGER Sabine_web

Sabine Fillinger

Senior researcher

Molecular biology

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DEREDEC Anne_web

Anne Dérédec


Mathematical modelling

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DEBIEU Danièle_web

Danièle Debieu



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WALKER Anne-Sophie_web

Anne-Sophie Walker

Research engineer

Population genetics & microbiology

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Engineers, engineer assistants and technicians


AUCLAIR Christiane_web

Christiane Auclair

Research technician

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DUPLAIX Clémentine_web

Clémentine Duplaix

Research technician

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Colette Audéon

Research technician

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GAZEAU Gwilherm_web

Gwilherm Gazeau

Engineer, contractual

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PhD and MSc students


photo Agathe Ballu

Agathe Ballu

PhD student (co-encadrement EPIDEMIO)

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GARNAULT Maxime_web

Maxime Garnault

PhD student (co-supervision EPIDEMIO)

FOUCHE Guillaume_web

Guillaume Fouché

PhD student

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MERCIER Alex_web

Alex Mercier

PhD student (co-supervision BOTRYTIS)

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Former members of the team

To be completed

Saad Azeddine, PhD student 2010-2014
Jocelyne Bach, INRA Engineer Assistant until August 2016
Yosra Ben Mhenni, PhD student
Alexis Billard, PhD student 2007-2010
Johann Confais,  INRA engineerassistant until 2012
Gwilherm Gazeau, contractual engineerassistant 2013-2015
Amandine Ignace, contractual engineerassistant 2013-2014
Jaafar Kilani, PhD student 2014-2018
Anaïs Lalève, PhD student 2009-2012
Catherine Lanen, INRA technician until June 2011
Pierre Leroux, senior researcher INRA until December 2009
Daniel Martinho, contractual engineerassistant until December 2011
Selim Omrane, post-doctoral research associate 2010-2013