13-15 May 2024 / IJPB, INRAE Ile-de-France - Versailles-Saclay

IJPB Symposium 2024 - Plant modeling: opportunities and challenges

Plant Modeling: Opportunities and Challenges

Attention! Due to the "Choose France" event taking place in Versailles on Monday 13th, car traffic in Versailles will be difficult.

If you plan to come by bus from Versailles, please allow extra time for transportation. Alternatively, by train from "Versailles Chantiers" station, you can get off at the "Saint-Cyr l'Ecole" station and walk to the INRAE center (~15 minutes).

Some mobile applications are available to help you find your way, such as Citymapper or Île-de-France-mobilité.

The Jean-Pierre Bourgin Institute, a major laboratory for plant science research affiliated to both INRAE and AgroParisTech, is organising the second edition of its international symposium. Following on the first edition in 2018, this will take place from the 13th to 15th of May 2024 at the INRAE Centre in Versailles.


The 2024 edition is dedicated to plant modeling, a groundbreaking research strategy adopted by the IJPB to better understand the complexity of plant biology.

The symposium will comprise three plenary conferences and four thematic sessions dealing with modeling at different scales, from the intra-cellular to the macroscopic level. The aim of this exciting meeting is to foster collaborations and facilitate knowledge exchange among participants by bringing together renowned specialists in the field. The program includes oral presentations given by invited speakers, IJPB researchers, and participants selected based on submitted abstracts, and time for stimulating discussions.

The symposium will also feature workshops on microscopy and imaging, conducted in collaboration with the imaging and microscopy platform (PO-Cyto) of the Plant Observatory (OV) and the "Modeling and Digital Imaging" (MIN) and "Primary Cell Wall" (PAR) teams of the IJPB.

Finally, this forward-looking symposium will provide a unique opportunity to evaluate recent advances in modeling, explore how it can be integrated experimentally, and examine how it adapts to the constant increase in computing power and the explosion of data.

We look forward to meeting you in Versailles!


Scientific committee

Local committee


To remember

  • Date
    13-15 May 2024
  • Place
    IJPB, INRAE Ile-de-France - Versailles-Saclay
  • Registration
    From 14 February 2024 to 4 May 2024