More about me


Plants are fascinating. They form complex and plastic networks (both above- and below- ground), ever integrating and adapting to endogenous and exogenous clues. Manipulation of these networks brings the promise to unlock plant productivity in limiting environments. My primary research interests lie in the understanding of these interconnected, multi-scale regulations pathways in cropping systems.

In particular, we try to understand how plant can better cope with changes in water availability during their growth cycle. In a wider context, I want to help create future sustainable agrosystems that are resilient to drought event and lack of water.

The incredible complexity of plants calls for integrative research strategies such as combining innovative plant phenotyping pipelines with powerful data analysis and modeling tools. My belief is that combining computational tools with the latest biological knowledge will open new horizons for plant research. I spend most of my time developing and using new computational tools, connecting them to existing ones and making them available for the community.

I am currently an Assistant Professor between the Forschungszentrum Juelich and the UCLouvain since September 2016. I recently move from Twitter to Mastodon.

Editorial work

Plant Direct

Academic Editor for the open-access / preprint friendly / sound science / society journal Plant Direct.


Invited Guest Editor for the Plant Phenomics serie from the open-acces journal GigaScience

PLoS One

Invited Guest Editor for the Plant Phenomics and Precision Agriculture series from the open-acces journal PLoS One

Ad hoc referee

Since 2008, I have performed reviews for the dozen of journals. However, since 2021, I decided to decline reviewing duties for for-profit journal and editors and focus my free work on non-profit and/or community journals. These are the ones listed below.

Plant Physiology, New Phytologist, GigaScience, PLoS One, Journal of Experimental Botany, Annals of Botany, Plant Direct, in silico Plants

my reviewer profile.

Scientific meeting organisation


Selected blog posts

Media appearances

Books I liked