Plant Pathology & Mycology

Plant Pathology & Mycology

Professionals careers and competencies


At the end of their training, students will be able to
Major disciplinary skills:
  • Manipulate phytopathogenic organisms, design and produce experimental plans involving these microorganisms and study their interaction with plants.
  • Master the bases of the isolation and characterization of phytopathogneic microorganisms.
  • Analyse and monitor the epidemic development of plant diseases by studying the complexe interactions between the host plant, the phytopathogenic agent and the abiotic environment. 
  • Design an integrated pest control strategy, and identify the benefits and limitations, design plans for testing pesticides or bio-control agents and molecules.
  • Diagnose the presence of mycotoxins in crops and in their transformation products (human and animal food).
Transferable competencies
  • Design and produce an experimental approach allowing  for membership of a fundamental or applied research team.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Apply the acquired knowledge to the corporate world and the world of research
  • Comply with scientific ethics on the basis of principles traditionally developed at universities
  • Understand the difficulties between the scientific concept behind the creation of a business venture and the daily management of this business.
  • Master project management tools (experiments, written notes, research collaboration, budget management)
  • Write clearly and use various techniques to produce communication materails (report, pictures, synopsis, poster, article) and comment on issues for a general or specialist public, in French or English.                                                                                                                                 


Students who have completed the training will be able to work in the following types of functions:
Engineering in agriculture and natural environment management and engineering, industrial research and development, technical and commercial relationship, experimenter, experimental program officer, Agro-aevelopment engineer, R & D engineer, eunior engineer, engineer junior research, product manager.

Some establishments and Corporate Partners (internship places)
Société Sarco, (Laffort Œnologie), 33270 Floirac ; Unité MycSA, INRA Bordeaux ; FCBA (Forêt, Cellulose, Bois-construction), 33000 Bordeaux ; S.A. France Mycélium, 49426 Saumur, Institut Pasteur: laboratoire des Aspergillus, Unité Biologie et Pathogénicité Fongiques, Laboratoire des bactéries et Champignons Entomopathogènes, 75015 Paris ; CIRAD, 34032 Montpellier; Société Biotransfer, 93107 Montreuil, Société Rhodia Texel, 86220 Dangé Saint Romain ; Germicopa Recherche, 29520 Chateauneuf du Faou ; CTIFL (Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes), Equipe « Lutte intégrée », 30127 Bellegarde, Centre de Lanxade, 24130 la force ; Société A-R-D (Agro-industrie recherches et Développement) F-51110 Pomacle ; European Biological Control Laboratory (USDA-ARS), 34988 St Gely de Fesc ; Société Lallemend, 31700 Blagnac ; Société Lesaffre International, 59700 Marcq-en-Baroeul ; Danisco, 86220 Dangé Saint Romain ; Société Odyssol, 64160 Morlaas ; Unilever France, 33000 Bordeaux ; Ecosolution, 93230 Romainville ; Société Saf-Isis S. A., Groupe Lesaffre, 40140 Soustons ; Société Valorhiz (Montpellier) ; ARYSTA Life Science, 64150 Nogueres ; ALCINA-Forêt SARL, 34080 Montpellier ; Premier Tech. 3500 Rivière du Loup (Québec) Canada ; Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Suisse ; Institut de Biologie végétale, Université de Fribourg, Fribourg, Suisse ; Centre de recherche en Biologie Forestière, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec (Canada) ; HorstResearch Lincoln, New Zealand ; IRSST-Institut Robert Sauvé en Santé et Sécurité au Travail, Montreal, Canada ; Université Concordia, Montréal, Canada.
Professional careers : Job (80 %) among which CDD (50 %), CDI (30 %), Job in agroprotection (56 %), employment in agroprotection (56%), continuation in Doctoral study and CIFRE (15%)