Symposium on Sunflower and Climate Change

The International Symposium on Sunflower and Climate Change was organized in the frame of the SUNRISE project, by INRA Toulouse (Institut National de Recherche en Agronomie) and the French technical c...

In brief

In an unprecedented effort - 8 years project, investment of €21m, 16 partners including 9 public laboratories with a specific investment of INRA, 6 companies involved in sunflower breeding and the ...

The Project

In a context of climate changes and of world increasing demand for oilseed production, it is crucial to improve resistance to drought and yields of sunflower crops in such conditions. To improve ge...


Many results from the SUNRISE project have been presented to the scientific community at the 19TH INTERNATIONAL SUNFLOWER CONFERENCE which took place from 29 may to 3 june in Edirne (Turkey).

4 orales presentations :

  • Breeding for sunflower hybrids adapted to climate change: the SUNRISE collaborative and multi-disciplinary project. AS. LUBRANO-LAVADERA et al.
  • Genome-wide association of oil yield plasticity to drought, nitrogen and chilling stresses in sunflower. N. LANGLADE
  • De novo sequencing of the Helianthus annuus and Orobanche cumana genomes. S MUNOS et al.
  • Inclusion of dominance effect in genomic selection model to improve predictive ability for sunflower hybrid performance. F. BONNAFOUS et al.

5 posters :

  • Identification of genetic and molecular factors involved in sunflower physiological responses to environmental variations: an archetype of integrative systems biology approach. AS LUBRANO-LAVADERA et al.
  • Socio-economic impacts of new sunflower ideotypes. AS LUBRANO-LAVADERA et al.
  • Genome Wide Association Studies on SUNRISE GWA population. P. PÉGOT-ESPAGNET et al.
  • Improving gene-to-phenotype predictions with crop simulation models: work in progress for sunflower yield stability under water deficit. F GOSSEAU et al.
  • High throughput genotyping tools in sunflower. S. MUÑOS et al.

Stéphane Munos (INRA LIPM)                  

WP 3 leader

Anne-Sophie Lubrano-Lavadera (INRA LIPM)

Project manageur

Nicolas Langlade (INRA LIPM)

Scientific coordinator

Fanny Bonnafous (INRA LIPM)

PhD Student