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European Plant metabolites platform of Crop Protection: a 4.0 research infrastructure providing an eco-metabolomics approach to crop protection.


We are a starting community facing the huge challenge of turning crop protection in a safe and sustainable one. First of all, we intend to be a point of crystallisation of all the, intentions, ideas, and initiatives present to make crop protection green and sustainable on the short term. Secondly, we aim at increasing our relatively small Association to one including relevant stakeholders all over Europe on the middle term. Thirdly, we aim at providing services world-wide on the long term.


Institute Biology, Leiden University (Leiden, NL) President

Greenhouse Horticulture, Wageningen University & Research (Bleiswijk, NL) Secretary

Research and Innovation Management Services bvba (Overijse, BE) Treasurer

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan (Milan, IT) Founding member

AGROINNOVA, University of Torino (Torino, IT)

Pivot Park Screening Centre BV (Oss, NL)

Driehoek Research Support BV (Leiden, NL) Founding member

University of Salerno (Fisciano, IT)


Candidate members

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (Richmond, UK)

Eurecat Centre for Omic Sciences (Reus, ES)

Czech University of Life Sciences (Prague, CZ)

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (Bordeaux, FR)

University of Toulouse (Toulouse, FR)

Swedish Agricultural University (Uppsala, SE)

Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (Gent, BE)