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Research Teams

BES

Bioinsecticides, Environnement et Santé
head: Armel GALLET

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The team is interested in the mechanisms of defense of an organism against environmental aggressors and the pathophysiological consequences when those mechanisms failed. Focusing on host-pathogen interactions, we are studying gut physiology, intestinal stem cell functions in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis and innate immunity in Drosophila melanogaster.

Pierre BARBERO
Alexandra BRUN-BARALE
Marie-Paule ESPOSITO
Arnaud FICHANT

Armel GALLET
Salma HACHFI
Aurélia JOLY

Nathalie PASCAL-ZUCCHINI
Raphaël ROUSSET
Fatima TLEISS

BPI

Biology of Introduced Populations
head: Elodie VERCKEN

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The lab studies the conditions for the installation and the evolution of introduced populations of insects. Our biological models are invasive pests and species used in biological control. Our research on introductions, subsequent demographic and geographic expansions, and the associated evolutive phenomena, is based on ecology and evolutionary biology. We combine behavioural ecology, population genetics and population dynamics.

Alexandra AUGUSTE
Aurélie BLIN
Didier CROCHARD
Emeline DELEURY

Géraldine GROUSSIER
Chloé GUICHARNAUD
Thomas GUILLEMAUD
Laurent LAMY

Eric LOMBAERT
Thibaut MALAUSA
Barbara PORRO
Elodie VERCKEN

CEA

Community Ecology in Agrosystems
head: Nicolas DESNEUX

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The CEA team is questioning the Community Ecology in Agrosystems for fundamental research interests but also in order to improve IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and particularly biocontrol strategies.

Marcel AMICHOT
Philippe BEAREZ
Roger BOLL
Nicolas DESNEUX

Kouassi Arthur Jocelin KONAN
Anne-Violette LAVOIR
Ruo-han MA

Lucie MONTICELLI
Cliven NJEKETE
Antoine PASQUIER

DEB

Developmental timing, Environment, and Behaviors
head: Nuria ROMERO

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Our interest focuses on understanding how does the environment interact with the genes to times the Juvenile-to-adult DevelopmentalTransition (JDT) and its associated behaviors. The JDT (Metamorphosis/ puberty) determines the reproductive ability for a given species. Therefore, uncovering the mechanism timing this developmental transition is essential to improve pest management efficiency but also, in the case of human, to battle against adverse health consequences caused by earlier puberty.

Raphaël BONCHE

Nuria ROMERO

Eleanor SIMON

EQA

Support team
head: Catherine AUGUET-CHADAJ

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The support team provides outreach service to the research teams and technical units of the ISA unit. Made up of 14 people and placed under the responsibility of the administrator.

Stephen AMBROGIO
Catherine AUGUET-CHADAJ
Séverine BEURTEY
Pascale BOISSELIER
Nathalie BOSSELUT-BENOIT
Yasmine CARRASSET

Christelle DELALLEAU
Sylvie FILIPLICH
Paulette FLACCHI
Pascal GORY
Nathalie MARTEU

Emmanuelle MURCIANO GERMAIN
Sylvain NUEE
Frédéric POTIER
Christian REBUF
Elodie WESPIESER

ESIM

Evolution and Specificity of Multitrophic Interactions
head: Marylène POIRIE

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The team aims at deciphering the physiological and molecular bases of the specificity of multitrophic interactions involving insect hosts, associated bacterial symbionts, and parasitoid wasps. Our research projects focus for instance on: the insect immune response and how it is possibly modulated by bacterial symbionts, the evolution of virulence factors from venom of Hymenopteran parasitoids, or the role played by extra-cellular vesicles in the transfer of information between host and parasitoid species.

Laury ARTHAUD HUGONIN
Goodluck BENJAMIN
Dominique CAZES

Isabelle DEYDIER
Jean-Luc GATTI
Séverine LEMAUF

Marylène POIRIE
Sophie TARES-AMICHOT

FIORIMED

Multi-performance des cultures horticoles protégées
head: Christine PONCET

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Séverine DOISE
Jean-Marie DRAPIER

Valérie FRANDON
Christine PONCET

Sophie VOISIN

GAME

Genomics & Adaptive Molecular Evolution
head: Etienne DANCHIN

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The GAME team studies mechanisms of genomic plasticity related to: 1 - species evolution towards a parasitic or pathogenic life style and 2 - adaptation of these same species to current environmental changes, including to methods deployed to manage them.Scientists in GAME use bioinformatics, biostatistics and artificial intelligence for their research.

Marc BAILLY-BECHET
Carole BELLIARDO
Dominique COLINET

Etienne DANCHIN
Djampa KOZLOWSKI
Marine POULLET

Karine ROBBE-SERMESANT
Ana Paula ZOTTA MOTA

GEP

Project team "Genetics, Environment and Plasticity"
head: Alain ROBICHON

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One objective of the team is to use the aphid model to determine the components of epigenetic regulation leading to adaptation to the environment. Our aim is to determine whether epigenetic marks, in particular genome methylation, induced by an extreme climate phase might be heritable across clonality (spring and summer) and also whether this heritability might pass the sexual barrier (fall and winter) to be transmitted in the newly emerged clonal generations the next spring, in order to achieve adaptation.

Jean-Jacques REMY

Alain ROBICHON

ID

Insect Defence
head: Christine COUSTAU

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The management of insect pests, from phytophagous and parasites to disease vectors requires a thorough knowledge of the mechanisms by which insects deal with chemical and biological challenges. These challenges to insect fitness can be viewed as a seamless range of aggressions, rather than categories of "pathogens" or "xenobiotics". The overall goal of our team is to exploit genomic resources to study the functional basis of insect defense mechanisms and their evolution.

Christine COUSTAU
Janice DE ALMEIDA
Ariane FAZARI
Thierry FRICAUX

Philippe GIORDANENGO
Frédérique HILLIOU
Gaëlle LE GOFF
Killian MENUET

Olivier MIGLIORE
Tae Sun MIN
Bernard MOUSSIAN
Roxanne PICHOT

IPN

Plant-Nematode Interaction
head: Bruno FAVERY

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The overall objective of the team, through various levels of study ranging from the gene to the field, is to acquire the scientific basis for a better understanding of the interaction between the plant and the nematode in order to envisage new specific, sustainable and environmentally friendly control methods. The research developed concerns the two partners in the interaction, i.e. the plant, with the study of the development of the disease (susceptibility) or the establishment of resistance, and the parasite, with the analysis of the pathogenicity and its capacity to evolve.

Pierre ABAD
Claire CARAVEL
Philippe CASTAGNONE
Caroline DJIAN-CAPORALINO
Bruno FAVERY
Pauline FOUBERT

Rahim HASSANALY GOULAMHOUSSEN
Stéphanie JAUBERT-POSSAMAI
Sophie MANTELIN
Karine MULET
Cliven NJEKETE
Ulysse PORTIER

MICHAEL QUENTIN
Sarah RANTY-ROBY
Salomé SOULE
Cyril VAN GHELDER
Laetitia ZURLETTO

IPO

Plant-Oomycete Interactions
head: Eric GALIANA

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The team is currently studying mechanisms underlying interactions between plants and microbes in order to contribute to alternative pest control strategies. Our research programs, mainly conducted on plante-oomycete* interactions, aim at identifying molecular processes that orchestrate, on the pathogen side, the onset and the development of infection and the associated evolutive processes. We also aim at deciphering plant responses, leading to the success (sensitivity) or the failure (resistance) of the infection. We combine plant pathology, cell biology, evolutionary and functional genomics, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Valerie ALLASIA
Agnès ATTARD
Aurélien BOISSON DERNIER
Eric GALIANA
Celso GASPAR LITHOLDO JUNIOR

Laïla GIORDANO
Benoit INDUSTRI
Harald KELLER
Marie-Line KUHN
Joelle LE BERRE

Carlotta Aurora LUPATELLI
Naïma MINET
Catherine MURA
Franck PANABIERES

M2P2

Models and Methods for Plant Protection
head: Ludovic MAILLERET

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The team aims at making plant protection more respectful of the environment through the development of innovative ecological pest management strategies. For that purpose, the team develops an interdisciplinary research program based on the concerted use of theoretical models and experiments to address specific issues from the individual to populations and agroecosystems.

Valentina BALDAZZI
Cécile BRESCH-BARRAYA
Vincent CALCAGNO
Mélina COINTE

Marine COURTOIS
Laurent KREMMER
Ludovic MAILLERET
Lydia OTTENWAELDER

Guy PEREZ
Suzanne TOUZEAU
Louise VAN OUDENHOVE

RDLB

Research and Development in biological control
head: Xavier FAUVERGUE

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The main objective of the team "Research and Development in Biological Control" is the field implementation of biological control strategies against noxious phytophagous insects using entomophagous insects (parasitoids or predators).

Nicolas BOROWIEC
Alexandre BOUT
Lucas BROWET
Xavier FAUVERGUE

Michela ION SCOTTA
Philippe KREITER
Karolina PECHAROVA
Nicolas RIS

Cassandre VIDAL
Sylvie WAROT
Gabriel ZIZZO

SYMBIOSE

Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis: cellular redox status
head: Pierre FRENDO

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The team focuses on improving our knowledge of plant/nitrogen-fixing bacteria (Rhizobium) by studying the role of the cellular redox state during the symbiotic interaction.

Geneviève ALLOING
Goodluck BENJAMIN
Eric BONCOMPAGNI
Alexandre BOSCARI
Marc BOSSENO
Renaud BROUQUISSE

Chaïma CHAMMAKHI
Alexandre DEMBA
Laurence DUPONT
Pierre FRENDO
Isabelle GARCIA
Didier HEROUART

Marc LEPETIT
Karine MANDON-ANTIER
Fanny NAZARET
Marie PACOUD
Nicolas PAULY