The research activities of Phillipe Andrey’s group at IJPB combine image analysis, spatial statistics, and computational modeling in the aim of analyzing and understanding functional spatial organizations and architectures in biological systems. We thus develop methods, algorithms and software tools for processing, analyzing and modeling bioimaging data. Our research projects involve several collaborations with biologists. Current projects are on the modeling of plant developmental mechanisms, on the functional architecture of the cell nucleus, on the modeling of the distribution of endomembrane compartments in relation with cell growth and polarity, and on the histological characterization of model plants. Other projects, in collaboration with neurobiologists, underline the generic and transversal dimension of the activities of the group. More: http://www-ijpb.versailles.inra.fr/en/bc/equipes/modelisation-imagerie/index.html
The Andrey’s group is part of the Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB), which is dedicated to agronomy and plant biology research and belongs to the number one agricultural institute in Europe (INRA). The IJPB is also part of the Laboratory of Excellence Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS LABEX) (http://www6.inra.fr/saclay-plant-sciences_eng/), which represents almost 700 people. IJPB provides state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, techniques and expertise needed to carry out the proposed research.