Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

Carré illustrations ISA

The Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (UMR INRAE 1355, CNRS 7254, Univ. Côta d'Azur), an international research institute funded by INRAE, Université Côte d'Azur and CNRS.  Situated at the interface of Environment and Agriculture, the main research topics concern the study of plant-interactions, pathogens and symbionts and their dynamics in time and space. For this, the Institute brings together strong expertise in comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics, in community ecology and agronomy. The institute aims to address some of the challenges offered for agricultural research in the field of ecological management of agroecosystems. The ultimate goal is to integrate this knowledge in the development of innovative agronomic strategies (integrated pest management, biological control), more respectful of the environment and human health.


01 March 2024

"Is it possible to improve insect biological control using molecular biology techniques?"

As part of the ISA scientific event to be held on Friday March 1 at 11:00 a.m. the IPIE and GAME teams invite José Dijair ANTONINO, Professor at the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, Brazil.

16 February 2024

Presentation of first-year doctoral students' thesis projects

On Friday February 16 at 10:00 am (and not 11:00 am as usual) in room A010, we will be attending the presentation of first-year doctoral students' thesis projects. Each presentation will last 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions in the following order:
As part of ISA's scientific activities on Friday February 9th at 11:00 am in room A010, we'll be listening to a presentation by Abhishek Chatterjee from INRAe IEES Paris (

26 January 2024

Sophia Antipolis - INRAE PACA - A010

"Climate Conference"

Iñaki García de Cortázar-Atauri, DU from Avignon's AgroClim unit, will present a "Climate Conference" on Friday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in room A010.
Séminaire scientifique
As part of the ISA scientific event to be held on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 10:30 am (and not 11 am) in room A010, we will exceptionally attend the presentation of the three private companies (startups) currently housed at our Sophia-Antipolis institute: