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The BIBS Platform

Pool expertise, skills and equipment.

An infrastructure dedicated to the characterization of Bioresources: Imaging, Biochemistry, and Structure. The BIBS platform has been awarded the IBISA label and is ISO 9001 certified. It is accessible to academic research units and private users.


Team leader: Sophie Le Gall

Permanent team members: Stéphane Bansard, Angélina D'Orlando, Xavier FalourdMathieu Fanuel, Loïc Foucat, Sophie Le Gall, David Legland, Virginie Lollier, Bérengère Marais,Bruno Novales, Hélène Rogniaux, David Ropartz, Dominique Tessier

PhD students:   Albane Lysiak (2019-2022), Simon Ollivier (2019 - 2022), Adrien Lissarague (2019 - 2022), Laura Rezette (2022-2024)

Fixed-term  contracts:  Jessica Mac Bear (CDD IE), Mehdi Cherkaoui (Post-Doc), Loric Thoulouze (CDD IE), Pascale Millart (CDD TR), Grégoire Prunier

Administrative staff: Sylvaine Bizon, Laurence Chevrel

Context and Objectives

The BIBS platform offers methods for the physicochemical characterization of bioresources, natural or transformed, on a range of scales from the molecule to the object.

Its expertise concerns the structural analysis of biopolymers as well as in multi-scale and multimodal imaging and data processing (spectra and images).
It relies on scientific equipment and skills in four analytical fields: mass spectrometry, microscopy, NMR, and chemical phenotyping. It is supported by a dedicated bioinformatics group.
More specifically, the approaches apply to systems of agronomic origin in the broadest sense (terrestrial or marine plants, plant tissues or organs, food or feed matrices, agro-based materials, model systems, etc.), and allow :

  • Identification and quantification of biopolymers
  • Fine structure analysis of complex polysaccharides and proteins
  • Chemical phenotyping of bioresources
  • Multimodal and multiscale imaging of systems
  • Study of molecular dynamics and interactions between biopolymers


Microscopies, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, Gas and liquid chromatography, Chemotyping


Structure, Localization, Interactions, Variability, Mobility, Polysaccharides, Proteins, Lipids


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