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Funding and collaborations -

ANR grants

2021-2026. VITAE
Cultiver la vigne sans pesticides : vers des socio-ecosystèmes viticoles agroécologiques.
Coordination : François Delmotte (INRAE-SAVE)
Participants : INRAE-BIOGER Versailles-Grignon (Muriel Viaud), Univ Bourgogne Franche-Comté AGROECOLOGIE et al.

2016-2021. HerbiFun
Les champignons pathogènes des plantes, une source de nouveaux herbicides.
Coordination : Muriel Viaud
Participants : Olivier Lespinet (CNRS-I2BC), Jamal Ouazzani (CNRS-ICSN), Isabelle Rety-Guitton (De Sangosse)
Funding : ANR AAPG HerbiFun

2015-2018. FUNTUNE
Fungi-inspired enzyme cocktails for fine-tuned deconstruction of plant biomass
Coordination : Marie-Noëlle Rosso (Aix Marseille Université)
Participants : Richard O'Connell, Marc-Henri Lebrun (INRAE-BIOGER)

2012-2018. FUNAPP
Nouveaux rôles des appressoria de champignons pathogènes dans leurs interactions avec les plantes
Coordination : Richard O'Connell
Funding : ANR - Chaire d'Excellence FUNAPP

International grants

2018-2022. Exosomes
Role of extracellular vesicles in plant-microbe interactions.
Coordination : Roger Innes (Indiana University)
Participants : Richard O'Connell, Blake Meyers, Donald Danforth (Plant Science Center, USA), Hans Thordal-Christensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Funding : ANR - ERA-CAPS Exosomes

INRAE grants

2021-2022. UNCHAIN
Unlocking fungal chemical effectors involved in pathogenicity using synthetic biology.
Coordination : Jean-Félix Dallery & Muriel Viaud
Funding : INRAE SPE

2021-2023. RIFF
Reconnaissance immunitaire d'effecteurs fongiques chez Arabidopsis thaliana
Coordination : Richard Laugé & Richard O'Connell
Funding : INRAE SPE

2018-2020. IGgI PHOP
Identification de gènes impliqués dans la perception de l'hôte chez le champignon phytopathogène Botrytis cinerea.
Coordination : Richard Laugé & Muriel Viaud
Funding : INRAE SPE

2016-2018. Paris-Match
Petits ARNs interférents et spécialisation à l'hôte chez Botrytis cinerea : un match inégal entre le champignon et la plante ?
Coordination : Muriel Viaud
Participants : Anne-Sophie Walker (INRAE-BIOGER), Bruno Poinssot (INRAE-AgroEcologie), Pierre Gladieux (INRAE-BGPI)
Funding : INRAE SPE

2014-2015. Nucleosome
La distribution des nucléosomes chez les champignons filamenteux joue-t-elle un rôle dans le contrôle de l'expression des effecteurs ?
Coordination : Isabelle Fudal (INRAE-BIOGER)
Participants : Nicolas Lapalu, Muriel Viaud, Nadia Ponts (INRAE-MycSA)
Funding : INRAE SPE

Regional grants

Interactions between FILamentous fungi and actinomycetes: a new source of ANTi-microbial compounds
Coordination : Muriel Viaud
Participants : Sylvie Lautru (CNRS- I2BC UMR9198)
Financement : OI MICROBES - GS LSH

2021-2023. MetaSpe
Bioactivity of specialized metabolites from fungi and plants
Coordination : Muriel Viaud, Samantha Vernhettes (INRAE-IJPB), Benoit Alunni (UPSaclay-I2BC), Marie Dufresne (UPSaclay-IPS2)
Participants : Massimiliano Corso (INRAE-IJPB), Mathilde Fagard (INRAE-IJPB)
Funding : EUR SPS

2019-2023. Thesis grant : Aude Geistodt-Kiener
Encadrement : Richard O'Connell, Muriel Viaud & Jean-Félix Dallery
Funding : EUR SPS

2015-2016. Daphné
Déterminants génomiques de l'Adaptation à l'Hôte chez le champignon phytopathogène polyphage Botrytis cinerea
Coordination : Muriel Viaud
Participants : Anne-Sophie Walker (INRAE-BIOGER), Pierre Gladieux (INRAE-BGPI), Tatiana Giraud (CNRS-ESE)
Funding : Labex BASC

2012-2016. Physi'Ho
Pourriture grise de l'hortensia
Coordination : S. Sakr (INRAE-IRHS)
Participants : Muriel Viaud, Chauvin Hortensias, Hortensia France Production, Sicamus Production
Funding : Région Pays de la Loire


2022-2025. ChemBioFun
Chemistry and Biology of Fungal secondary metabolites
Coordination : Soizic Prado (MNHN)
Participants : Muriel Viaud, Jerome Collemare (Westerdijk Institute, Wageningen, NL) et al.
Funding : ANR MRSEI

2015-2022. REacTION
Réseau d’échange sur les mécanismes Epigénétiques qui façonnent les interacTIONs Plantes – Bioagresseurs et Organismes Symbiotiques
Funding : INRAE-SPE

International visitors


July - September 2021.  Naoyoshi Kumakura (Dr.)
Center for Sustainable Research Science, RIKEN Institute, Yokohama, Japan.
Host : Richard O'Connell
Funding : Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

November 2019. Hideki Kito (Dr.)
NARO, Japan
Mining fungal genomes from Japanese and French genetic resources to discover new secondary metabolites of agronomic and industrial interest
Host : Muriel Viaud
Funding : INRAE-NARO Linkage Call

March  - Décember 2016. Ralph Dean (Prof.)
Center for Integrated Fungal Research North Carolina State University

November 2014 - November 2015. Marisa De Queiroz (Prof.)
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Host : Richard O'Connell


February - March 2021. Francisco Borja Cuevas Fernández (PhD)
CIALE, University of Salamanca, Spain
Phenotyping a Colletotrichum graminicola effector protein mutant
Supervision : Richard O'Connell & Richard Laugé
Partner : Mike Thon

February - July 2021. Carlos Castro-Gil (Master Erasmus)
University of Barcelona, Spain
Supervision : Richard Laugé

Other collaborations

  • J. Schumacher, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Allemagne
  • Prof. Isidro Gonzalez Collado, Université de Cadix, Espagne.
  • Dr Fernando Pieckenstain, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Chascomús, Argentine
  • Jean-Guy Berrin, INRAE UMR 1163 - BBF, Luminy
  • Yasuyuki Kubo, Setsunan University, Osaka, Japan
  • Jamal Ouazzani, CNRS-ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette 
  • Mads Eggert Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hiroyuki Takahara, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Ishikawa, Japan