INPLANTOMICS aims at

Strengthening Capacities &
promoting Innovation in plantomics

Networking meeting for Sustainable Agriculture & Healthy Food

Date: 10-01-2024. Place: Institut National des Grandes Culture de Bou Salem (INGC)

Conference on Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Crop Growth Monitoring and Improvement

6 -7 October 2023: An Open plenary conference was organized at the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Sfax (ISBS).

Conference on Plant Omics, Metagenomics and Data Analysis

9-10 October 2023: An Open plenary conference was organized at Hôtel Occidental Sfax.

Lab course: NGS Technologies, Plant Omics and Data Analysis

11-20 October 2023 at the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Sfax

Capacity building in Plantomics

In a context of increasing climate change, global agriculture must find alternatives to chemical fertilisers and pesticides ecologically unsustainable, in order to meet the increasing demand for food. In the face of this challenge, advanced tools for plant biotechnology and especially omics technologies offer great potential for devising sustainable solutions for the agriculture of the future.

The emergence of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies has generated large amounts of data in areas such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenomics.

These omics tools serve to:

  • Develop systems biology approaches toward linking genes/proteins/metabolites to specific function(s)
  • Accelerate plant breeding programs for improving crop traits (i.e. stress tolerance, high nutritional value)
  • Assess to quality, and nutritional composition of food crops.
The overall objective of the INPLANTOMICS  project is to provide scientific knowledge on omics technologies at the University of Sfax, in collaboration with a solid network of universities and institutes, to i) strengthen the plant science community and related stakeholders and ii) promote sustainable crop production, healthy agro-products and food security in an ever-changing environment.

INPlantomics Solutions

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Up-skilling programs

Conferences and workshops on:
- plant omics data generation, processing and interpretation
- best practices for crop breeding and sanitation, micropropagation, seed quality, growth promotion, and plant phenotyping

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Research

Research will try to answer critical crop tolerance to environmental stresses issues for NA countries. Crops of choice are local wheat varieties, severely threatened by drought and salinity to develop resilient crop varieties.

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Education

Generate educational material on latest plant omics technologies targeting Master and PhD students. New modules will be integrated in Master and PhD curricula and online courses will be made available

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National Network for Agri-food sector

Create a national network gathering scientists, professionals, breeders, NGOs, farmers and policy makers with the goal to ensure sustainability of agri-food sector, food security and quality, and promotion of healthy nutrition.

What are plantomics ?

Omics group different  innovative technologies that deal with large amount of datasets resulting from high throughput sequencing or phenoytping approaches. Plantomics provide innovative solutions to the meet the increasing demand for food.

Recent News

Labcourse on Rhizosphere Metagenomics and Plant Microbe Interactions
Lab course: NGS Technologies, Plant Omics and Data Analysis
Conference on Plant Omics, Metagenomics and Data Analysis
Conference on Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Crop Growth Monitoring and Improvement
Networking meeting on Sustainable Agriculture & Healthy Food
PREPARATION OF ADAPTED PROTOCOLS FOR PLANT GROWTH, PROPAGATION AND TISSUE CULTURE

The InPLANTOMICS team is pleased to announce that the conference titled “Rhizosphere Metagenomics and Plant-Microbe Interactions” was successfully held on January 17th at the Faculty of Sciences of Sfax. This event provided a unique opportunity to explore cutting-edge research and perspectives on the complex relationships between plants and microbes in the rhizosphere. With renowned speakers and engaging discussions, the conference enabled participants to gain valuable insights into this critical field of study.

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Jan 5, 2024

This lab course aims to up-skill the Tunisian community in the use of NGS technologies and bioinformatics tools for the analysis of plant omics data. Focus has been made on genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data.

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Oct 11, 2023

9-10 October 2023: An Open plenary conference was organized at Hôtel Occidental Sfax.

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Oct 9, 2023

The principal goal of digital technologies coupled with Artificial Intelligence for agriculture is to provide precision and forecasting to improve productivity, and resource preservation, to help in decision-making for sustainable agriculture.

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Oct 6, 2023

Flashback: The inaugural networking event aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture and healthy food, held on October 5th, 2024, at the University of Sfax as part of WP4 of the Inplantomics project. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the establishment of a Tunisian network bringing together researchers, producers, consumers, civil society, and policymakers, with a mission to promote innovation and sustainable agricultural practices in Tunisia.

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Oct 5, 2023

May 29th 2023 : Open Plenary Conference Keynote Speakers: Noureddine Drira (University of Sfax, Tunisia) and Stefaan Werbrouck (University of Ghent) …

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May 24, 2023