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Plantes et Système de cultures Horticoles

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Nadia Bertin

Nadia Bertin
Director of research

Research topics: ecophysiology of horticultural crops

My main research activities focus on processes involved in fruit growth (cell division and expansion processes), organoleptic quality (size, composition and texture) and health value (carotenoids, polyphenols). In the recent years, I have been more specifically involved in several interdisciplinary projects on tomato adaptation to water deficit and the impact on organoleptic, technological and nutritional quality. An important output of my research is the integration of knowledge into simulation models, which are used to analyse interactions among processes during fruit development, as well as genotype x environment interactions and to design fruit ideotypes adapted to low inputs of resources.I am (co-)author of 90 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and more than 85 Communications in international conferences (H-index Web of Science 32).

Recent projects:

  • TomHealth ANR project 2021-2025 (coordination J-F Landrier C2VN): Improvement of tomato health-promoting effects via innovative combination of genotype choices, cultural practices and food technology.
  • GojiQual Métaprogramme Syalsa 2021-2023 (coordination N. Bertin & J-F Landrier C2VN): From the impact of agricultural practices and drying methods on the plant matrix to the health of the intestinal microbiota and the animal - case study: goji berry
  • AUBCOLL Inter-unit & inter-division project INRAE AgroEcoSytem-BAP 2021-2023 (coordination N. Bertin): Analysis of root and aerial system architecture traits to optimize trade-offs between yield, sanitary quality (accumulation of trace elements) and nutritional quality (minerals, vitamin C and carotenoids and polyphenols) in a core collection of Solanum melongena.
  • TOM’ABILITY FranceAgrimer 2019-2022 (coordination CTCPA): Identification of levers to control the industrial quality of tomatoes in low input production systems (water and nitrogen) or impacted by climate change (temperature rise and drought)
  • MEMOSTRESS: Métaprogramme ACCAF 2018-2021 (Coordination S. Brunel-Muguet & N. Bertin). Stress memory effect on grain (oilseed rape) and fruit (tomato) quality: a lever for adaptation to climate change?
  • APLIM: FlagShip Project Fondation Agropolis 2017-2021 (coordination J-L Verdeil CIRAD – C. Goze-Bac CNRS): Development of magnetic resonance technologies to support integrative biology of plant response to abiotic and biotic constraints.

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