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Montpellier Plant Phenotyping Platforms (M3P)


LEPSE's high-throughput phenotyping platforms (PhenoArch, PhenoDyn and PhenoPsis), grouped together in the Montpellier Plant Phenotyping Platforms (M3P), are used to analyse and model the genetic variability of plant response to environmental stresses and climate change (particularly drought and high temperatures).
M3P is one of the nodes of the national PHENOME infrastructure (Investissement d'Avenir project). M3P is widely open to the scientific community. It is integrated into the European project EPPN2020 as well as into the international IPPN network. Each year, we welcome teams from outside LEPSE for international and international projects, on a wide variety of species (maize, wheat, vine, apple, sorghum, etc.).
More than fifty scientific publications have resulted from the work carried out on these platforms (December 2017).

The M3P team

A multidisciplinary team is dedicated to each platform. It assists the users during the implementation, the conduct of the experimentation (carried out by the platform's staff or by external parties). This team also carries out methodological developments.

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Bertrand MULLER

Research Director,

Team leader


Research Engineer,

Assistant to the team leader

Denis VILE

Research Director,






Research Engineer,


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Vincent NÈGRE


Data management and IT infrastructure


Assistant Engineer,


Benoît SUARD

Research Technician,



Technical assistant,

PhenoDyn, platform maintenance

Thomas Laisné


Research Technician, contract agent


Engineer, contract agent


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The 3 phenotyping platforms

Find out more about our phenotyping platforms here :

Access to the platforms

To obtain access to one of our platforms, different steps are needed :

PROJECT FEASIBILITY: Send an email at to establish a first contact. To assist with this first step, please fill the following document which includes a background, objectives and a description of work.

SELECTION CRITERIA (used by M3P steering board + PHENOME exec. board)

  • Relevance regarding the project and the capacities of the platform
  • Technical feasability
  • Funding
  • Priority will be given to projects fitting into one of the following 3 cases

PROJECT PRE-PLANNING: Based on the description of work, M3P director sends a letter of understanding for selected proposals which includes the estimation of access costs and a preliminary timeframe for the access and project implementation.

CONTRACT AND AGREEMENT: In a final step, access to the infrastructure is granted provided a bilateral agreement regulating intellectual property rights and modalities of access is established.



Find our publications on Google Scholar :

Find our publications here

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