General Description

Figures, Links and Location

IGEPP in figures 

  • 47 INRAE research scientists
  • 14 Institut Agro Rennes Angers professors and assistant professors
  • 10 University Rennes professors and assistant professors
  • 116 technicians (indoor and outdoor)
  • 15 professional scientists and technicians
  • 27 PhD students
  • 8 research teams
  • 1 support team
  • 6 technological platforms
  • Created January 1st 2012

Useful links

IGEPP is a French public Institute under the authority of two French Ministeries:
Ministry of Agriculture Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l’Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt
Ministry of Research Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la recherche

As a joint research unit for research and higher education, IGEPP's staff is composed of people from:
INRAE French National Institute for Agricultural Research and Environment: The largest Agricultural Research Institute in Europe
L'institut Agro Rennes Angers French Higher Education Institution in Agriculture, Food, Horticultural and Landscape Sciences

University of Rennes 

IGEPP is attached to two INRA divisions:
Division for Plant Health and the Environment
Division for Plant Biology and Breeding


IGEPP is situated in North-Western France – only 2 hours from Paris – and is spread across five locations.

  • Ploudaniel: 30 people working mainly on genetic resistance to the most damaging pathogens of potato culture: late blight, nematodes and viruses. This site also hosts the BrACySol Biological Resource Center.
  • Le Rheu and Rennes: INRAE, AGROCAMPUS OUEST and University of Rennes 1.
  • Angers: Institut Agro Rennes Angers entomologists of the EGI team working on plant insect interactions, local adaptation and integrated pest management.
IGEPP Research units localisation

Modification date: 17 August 2023 | Publication date: 06 March 2013 | By: IGEPP