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!
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.
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.