The Biophysics and Development Team is part of the RDP Lab. It focuses on morphogenesis at the shoot apex. Our research is conducted along four axes: Mechanics of morphogenesis; Floral Growth Patterns; Mechanical Feedbacks; Modelling Plant Morphogenesis.

The following projects gather tools we developed in order to be able to tackle these subjects.

Data acquisition

Data analysis

  • FibrilTool, an ImageJ plugin to quantify fibrillar structures in raw microscopy images (Arezki Boudaoud)
  • AFM_plugin, an ImageJ plugin for AFM data (Vincent Mirabet)


  • AFM_plane, a SOFA plugin for a simulated Atomic Force Microscope acting on a plane (Richard Malgat, Francois Faure, Arezki Boudaoud).

For unpublished tools see here.


Manager: Annamaria Kiss