Research teams

Research teams

BES

Bacillus, Environment and Health 
Team leader : Raphaël ROUSSET

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The team is interested in the defense mechanisms of organisms against environmental aggressors and the pathophysiological consequences when these mechanisms fail. With a focus on host-pathogen interactions, we study the physiology of the intestine and the functions of intestinal stem cells in maintaining cellular homeostasis and innate immunity. Our biological models are Drosophila melanogaster and bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group, with a particular interest in Bacillus thuringiensis, which is used as a microbial insecticide in agriculture.

 

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

Jade FINKELSTEIN
Armel GALLET
Claire GUILLEBON
 

Nathalie PASCAL-ZUCCHINI
Raphaël ROUSSET
Fatima TLEISS

 

BPI

Biology of Introduced Populations
Team leader : 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
Team leader : 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

Coline JAWORSKI
Anne-Violette LAVOIR
Ruo-han MA
Lucie MONTICELLI
Cliven NJEKETE
Antoine PASQUIER

 

DEB

Developmental timing, Environment and Behaviors
Team leader : 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 ROMEROEleanor SIMON

 

EQA

Support team
Team leader : Catherine AUGUET-CHADAJ
EQA

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
Nathalie BOSSELUT-BENOIT

Christelle DELALLEAU
Sylvie FILIPLICH
Valérie FRANDON
Pascal GORY
Nathalie MARTEU
Emmanuelle MURCIANO GERMAIN
Sylvain NUEE
Frédéric POTIER
Christian REBUF
Elodie WESPIESER

 

ESIM

Evolution and Specificity of Multitrophic Interactions
Team leader : 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
Team leader : Christine PONCET

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 Séverine DOISE
 
 

Christine PONCET

 

GAME

Genomics & Adaptive Molecular Evolution
Team leader : Etienne DANCHIN
GAME

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

 

IPIE

Plant-Insect-Environment Interactions
Team leader : Gaëlle LE GOFF

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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-ENGLER
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
Team leader : Bruno FAVERY and Stéphanie JAUBERT-POSSAMAI
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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
Ulysse JULIEN-PORTIER
Sophie MANTELIN
Karine MULET
Cliven NJEKETE
MICHAEL QUENTIN
Sarah RANTY-ROBY
Salomé SOULE
Cyril VAN GHELDER
Laetitia ZURLETTO

 

IPO

Plant-Oomycete Interactions
Team leader : 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
Alexandre BRUNET
Catherine ETIENNE
Eric GALIANA

Celso GASPAR LITHOLDO JUNIOR
Laïla GIORDANO
Benoit INDUSTRI
Harald KELLER
Marie-Line KUHN
Jo-Yanne LE BERRE
Carlotta Aurora LUPATELLI
Naïma MINET 
Enora PANEK

 

M2P2

Models and Methods for Plant Protection
Team leader : 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

Biological Control Research and Development 
Team leader : Nicolas BOROWIEC and Thibaut MALAUSA

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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

Nicolas RIS
Sylvie WAROT
Gabriel ZIZZO

 

 

IRL

Rhizobia-Legume Interactions
Team leader : Alexandre BOSCARI

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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

Alexandre DEMBA
Laurence DUPONT
Pierre FRENDO
Isabelle GARCIA
Didier HEROUART
Marc LEPETIT
Karine MANDON-ANTIER
Fanny NAZARET
Marie PACOUD
Nicolas PAULY

 

Modification date: 05 February 2024 | Publication date: 15 December 2011 | By: D. Cazes