70th anniversary of the CNRS campus

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the CNRS campus in Gif-sur-Yvette, the laboratories will organize seminars.

Yves Carton and Jean-Michel Rossignol will give talks (in french) about landmarks works of the campus with an historic touch. This will take place in the library of the 13th building of the CNRS campus.

The 2nd of June at 11 am, Yves Carton: “The photobiology laboratory: hope and dismay of the french geentics”.

The 9th of June at 11 am: Jean-Michel Rossignol: ” The hereditary association of the sigma virus with drosophila: a unknown model”.

These semainars are open to everybody. Please come and listen to them!

This entry was posted on 13 May 2016, in News.

Drosophiles and social learning

The behaviour named social learning is generally considered to be displayed by evolved animals such as apes. Yet, Frédéric Méry’s team in collaboration with the team of the Hubert Curien Pluridisciplinary Institute in Strasbourg showed that drosophila are able to display such a behaviour when chosing the site to lay their eggs. This work was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, serie B.

To read the article, please click here.

A brief communication on the web site of INEE was posted , based on these results. To read it, please click here.

Helping bees

Lionel Garnery (Evolbee) has been promoted to the head of the Fédération des Conservatoires de l’abeille noire (FEDCAN). This structure will set up a network with the various conservatories and will participate in making them more visible for the general audience. The objectives of the bee conservatories is to prevent the hybridizations of black bees with other bees and to allow them to live under conditions close to wild life. FEDCAN will also try to standardize bee keeping methods.

To go further.

This entry was posted on 18 March 2016, in News.

Tomorrow’s food

Two scientists, Samir Mezdour and Philippe Le Gall (DEEIT), will discuss with the audience about what our diet will be tomorrow: insects, plants and algae in our plates?

This is going to take place at the F Mitterand médiathèque in Les Ulis saturday, the 27th of February at 11h.

This entry was posted on 29 January 2016, in News.