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UMR 1332 Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie

Thierry Candresse (Dr)

Thierry Candresse
INRAE Senior Scientist



  • Date of birth : 28 juillet 1959
  • INRAE senior scientist
  • Diplômes : 
    1994 Habilitation à diriger des recherches. U. Bordeaux 2
    1984 Thèse de Docteur Ingénieur. U. Bordeaux 2
    1981 Ingénieur Agronome. Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon
  • Group leader of the Plant Virus team of UMR 1332 BFP untill december 2021
  • 2011-2021 : Director of UMR 1332 BFP


Phone (33)5 57 12 23 89, Fax (33) 5 57 12 23 84, mail :


Group leader of the Plant Virus team of UMR 1332 BFP. The Viro team counts over 20 permanent staff, including a dozen of scientists or ingénieurs (support scientists). It is active in two main research areas, the first of which is the mechanistic study of plant virus interactions, with particular emphasis on plant genes and mechanisms of plant resistance (or susceptibility) to viruses and of viral genes and mechanisms involved in resistance breaking. The second area of activity is the development of detection and characterization techniques for plant viruses, applied to the study of viral diversity (metagenomics) and to the identification of viral agents associated with plant diseases of unknown origin (etiology), with direct implications in the diagnostic field.


Full publication list on the Hal-INRAE Portal


  • Senior Editor of the Journal of Plant Pathology.
  • Senior Editor of Phytopathology.
  • Vice-Director of the Doctoral School "Sciences de la Vie et de la Santé" of the University of Bordeaux.