History of LEPSE

History of LEPSE

In 30 years, 547 people have passed through LEPSE. It has trained 56 PhDs who are now working at INRAE, the Institut Agro, CIRAD, in private research or abroad in countries such as Switzerland and Australia.

Since the 1990s, LEPSE has been able to develop new methods and tools, take advantage of advances in technology, agronomy, genetics and mathematics, broaden its skills and adapt to meet the many challenges facing agriculture in the face of climate change.

Today, thanks to its phenotyping platforms, LEPSE has become a benchmark in high-throughput phenotyping. It has an average of 21 publications per year (1993-2023) and 4,800 citations per year (2022).

In a few words, LEPSE is carrying out numerous studies on grapevines, Arabidopsis thaliana, wheat and maize, and is conducting various modelling projects.

The history of LEPSE is...

1993: creation of the unit in response to a commission from the Agronomy and Bioclimatology departments

1998: first evaluation

2002: first PhenoPsis prototype

2010: switch to high-throughput phenotyping

2012: LEPSE exhibits at the Paris International Agricultural Show

2022: LEPSE at the International Agricultural Show

2023: LEPSE celebrates its 30th anniversary!

Modification date : 22 February 2024 | Publication date : 15 December 2023 | Redactor : Aurélien Ausset