I work with them

I have awesome colleagues in my team. Go check them out! Want to be part of our team? Get in touch!

Current lab members [FZJ & UCLouvain]

Juan Baca (he/him)

Juan is a plant physiologist with a special interest in improving the mechanistic understanding of grass responses to global change parameters. He works on the DETECT project in modelling the impacts of agricultural management on soil–plant–atmosphere interactions


Remy Schoppach (he/him)

Remy’s work aims at understanding how environmental stresses affect plant physiology and identifying innovative traits that allow adapted crops/genotypes to improve their tolerance strategies and to maintain an economically viable yield under stress conditions. He defines himself as a plant physiologist who examines the bases of exceptional stress tolerance through the investigation of underlying physiological mechanisms.

RSchppch Website

Nicolas Biot (he/him)

Nicolas is a teaching assistant at the Bioengineering Faculty of the UCLouvain. His work focus on the understand of local food system dynamics, with a strong modelling approach

Felix Bauer (he/him)

Felix work on the PhenoRob project, trying to understand how phosphorus affect the plant growth and functionning, using (of course) functional plant models. He is also a avid plant phenotyper and enthousiatic pipeline developper.


Mona Giraud (she/her)

Mona is a PhD student working on a BMBF-funded project entitled “Rhizo4Bio (Phase 1): CROP - Combination of Complementary Root Phenotypes for More Resistant Agroecosystems”. She is very enthousiastic about the modelling of wheat whole plant growth, water and carbon fluxes within the plant, and root-soil interactions.

Thomas Feron (he/him)

Thomas is a PhD student at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, within the framework of the PhenoRob project. His research is at the intersection of plant modelling, phenotyping an machine learning.


Xiaoran Zhou (he/him)

Xiaoran is a PhD student at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. His previous experiences are based on studying his major, Viticulture and Enology, with modeling and web applications. His interest is to develop a mechanistic plant model (CPlantBox)that traces carbon and water movement in maize by explicit coupling of xylem and phloem fluxes.



Adrien Heymans (he/him)

Adrien is a PhD student at the UCLouvain. He is deeply interest “in silico” plants and ways to grow a more suistanable agriculture. Adrien now works as a post-doc researcher in the lab of Mathieu Javaux. We were very sad (but also happy) to see him leave the nest.


Clément Saint-Cast (he/him)

Clément is a post-doc working on quantifying the influence of root anatomical traits on water dynamics in tomato roots. He loves models, databases and ontologies! Clément is now permanent research at the INRAE in Bordeaux, working on FSPM and grape vines.

clement_cast Website