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Plant & environmental sciences departmentQuasav : plant quality and health FRS

The Quasav Federative Research Structure, set up in 2008, now gathers the majority of the plant research forces in the French region of the Pays de la Loire. Its scientific aims are the study and control of the characteristics and processes that contribute to plant health and the quality of the products derived from it, with a view to sustainable development.

8 research units
and 1 experimental unit

6 institutions

400 staff
including 170 professors
and researchers

6 900m² of greenhouses and
cultivation rooms

3 areas of research

  • Sustainable management of plant health
  • Seed biology, quality and health
  • Quality of specialized crop production

3 shared technical facilities

  • Anan: nucleic acid analysis
  • Imac: cellular imaging
  • Comic: collection of microorganisms

3 technological hubs


  • IRHS | Research Institute for Horticulture and Seeds | INRA, West Agrocampus, University of Angers
  • Sifcir | Functional signalling of ion channels and receivers | University of Angers, INRA
  • Sonas | Substances of natural origin and structural analogues | University of Angers
  • LBPV | Laboratory of plant biology and and Processes | Esa, Inra
  • Leva | Legumes, plant ecophysiology, agroecology | Esa, Inra
  • Grappe | AgriFood Research Group on Products sur les produits et procédés | Esa, Inra
  • Ephor | Physical environment of the horticultural plant | West Agrocampus
  • BVO | Bacteriology, virology, GMOs | Anses
  • Horti | Experimental horticultural unit | Inra

Associated team

Genetic ecology of insects (EGI) of the IGEPP | Inra, University of Rennes 1, West Agrocampus


  • BIA, polyphenols team, reactivity, process | Inra
  • Geves | Group for the study and control of varieties and seeds
  • Végépolys, global competitiveness cluster

The Plant & environmental sciences department comprises the Quasav FRS and the LPGBiaf research unit | Laboratory for the study of current and fossil bioindicators | University of Angers, CNRS


Management team

  • Marie-Agnès Jacques
  • Thomas Guillemette


Mélissa Lannois
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