Marie-Angélique Laporte

Bioversity International - Developer of the Crop Ontology



1.        Bioversity International


1.        FAO, 

2.        iDiv (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research), 

3.        Bioversity International


1.        University of Montpellier 2

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bioversity International

May 2015 – Present (1 year 6 months)Montpellier , France

Postdoctoral fellow on the Crop Ontology project

Crop Ontology Curation Tool



October 2014 – April 2015 (7 months)

Information Management Specialist: 
-contribution to the modeling of concepts related to biology and biodiversity 
-revision of taxonomic information present in AGROVOC
-contribution to GACS 

Postdoctoral Researcher

iDiv (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research)

October 2013 – September 2014 (1 year)Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

Postdoctoral researcher on the iDiv project : Towards a unifying system of plant trait definition and measurement.
My role is to develop a semantic system based on main existing trait databases and interrelations between the different systems.

Research Assistant

Bioversity International

September 2013 – September 2014 (1 year 1 month)Montpellier, France

I provide scientific and technical support to the enhancement and expansion of the Crop Ontology within the semantic integration framework of phenotypic data.

Crop Ontology Curation Tool

Postdoctoral position


May 2012 – July 2013 (1 year 3 months)Montpellier Area, France

Implementation of ontologies in a context of biodiveristy studies using remote sensing images. Automatic classification of remote sensing images using ontologies.

BIO_SOS Home page

Short Term Visitor


March 2010 – July 2010 (5 months)Santa Barbara, California Area

Collaboration with an international research group (SONET) to develop functional plant trait ontology based on the OBOE model



March 2008 – September 2008 (7 months)Montpellier

Participation to the GreenPhylDB project (database for plant comparative genomics) consisting of the development of a web application dedicated to guide manual gene family annotation.

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