Associations working to protect Nature sent an alert.
Dominique Joly received the “Médaille du Mérite” from Stéphanie Thiébault head of INEE, CNRS the 27 of February at Paris, campus CNRS Michel-Ange.
Paul-André Calatayud (DEEIT) was awarded a price of partnership with ICIPE (Nairobi) through IRD. ICIPE distinguished his expertise in host-plant-natural enemy interactions.
Dominique Joly (PACS) and Sylvie Salamitou (Communication) with Denis Faure (I2BC) managed the writing of a collective book named “101 secrets de l’ADN” published by CNRS Editions. The book is composed of 101 short chapters telling about actual researches using high throughput sequencing.
Laure Kaiser-Arnauld (DEEIT) and her team were interviewed by a journalist from Le monde.fr, Asia Balluffier. The topic was the ability of Cotesia to parasit and finally kill the Sesamia caterpillars, a corn pest.
A video displaying examples of biocontrol was shot in which sequences showing Cotesia parasiting Sesamia are included . This video is on free access on the Monde.fr web site: https://www.lemonde.fr/videos/article/2019/11/11/plan-b-comment-des-insectes-peuvent-sauver-des-millions-de-vies-humaines_6018790_1669088.html or on the Facebook page of the newspaper: https://www.facebook.com/lemonde.fr/videos/558264208282129/ .