Jacques Monod Conference on phenotypic plasticity

 

Luis-Miguel Chevin is organizing a Jacques Monod Conference on phenotypic plasticity to be held in Roscoff, Britanny, France June 17-21, 2024.

Deadline for registration and application: March 11, 2024

 

https://cjm2-2024.sciencesconf.org/?forward-action=index&forward-controller=index&lang=en

 

https://www.insb.cnrs.fr/fr/life-plastic-how-phenotypic-plasticity-makes-us-rethink-central-problems-biology

 

 

10/23 Team retreat

We spent two days hiking and team building in Cévennes in October 2023.

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01/24 The Master interns we are hosting as of January 2024

We have the pleasure to currently host the following Master interns:

  • Jules Teyssèdre is an M2 IDIL student in Applied Ecology and Evolutionary Science at Montpellier. He is doing his internship under the supervision of Philippe Jarne. The topic is to disentangle the underlying forces behind the dynamics of a freshwater snails metacommunity in Martinique.

  • Louis Rigaud is an M2 student from the University of de Lille. He is doing an internship with Mathieu Joron on Parnassius apollo color pattern.
  • Salome Xheneumont is doing a four-months internship in a gap year from Montpellier SupAgro (Master level). She will study the role of biological invasions in biological community building: the case of freshwater communities in the French Antilles, under the supervision of Philippe Jarne and Patrice David.
  • Matéo JARRY is a Master 1 IDIL student in ecological and evolutionary sciences of the University of Montpellier. His internship is supervised by Stéphanie Bedhomme. He is working on the phenomenon of phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation of Escherichia Coli in saline environments.
  • Lila Maladesky is a Master 2 MEME Student (Mobility European Master in Evolution) currently doing an internship under the supervision of Thomas Lenormand and Aline Muyle. She is studying sex chromosome evolution in Artemia.
  • Devshuvam Banerji is a Master 2 MEME Student (Mobility European Master in Evolution) currently doing an internship under the supervision of Stéphanie Bedhomme and Luis-Miguel Chevin. He studies the role of mutation provision and mutation rate heterogeneity in adaptation.
  • Filipe Gomes De Almeida is a Master 2 MEME Student (Mobility European Master in Evolution) currently doing an internship under the supervision of Pierre-André Crochet. He is identifying the level of ploidy in the hybridogenic frog, Pelophylax kl. grafi and testing the “pure hybrid population” hypothesis.
  • Jessica Bainbridge is a Master 2 MEME Student (Mobility European Master in Evolution) currently doing an internship under the supervision of Mathieu Joron. She studies genomic and phenotpyic analyses of hybrid speciation in Coenonmpyha butterflies.
  • Suzie Tallon is a Master 2 Darwin Student from the University of Montpellier doing an internship under the supervision of Thomas Lenormand and Aline Muyle. She is studying sex chromosome evolution in Silene.

01/24 New funded projects starting in the team

This 2024 year four new funded projects are starting in the team:

 

  • ERC RegEvol: The evolution of cis and transregulators in eukaryotes (2023-2028) led by Thomas Lenormand (collaborators: Christoph Haag and Aline Muyle).
  • ANR FRIDA: Fast Renewed Inbreeding Depression in Animals, led by Patrice David (collaborators: Philippe Jarne and Aline Muyle).
  • ANR IMPRINT: Genomic imprinting and separate sexes evolution, led by Aline Muyle.
  • ExposUM WATERISK : Enrichment of emerging antibiotic resistance of public health concern in the hydric environment: toward a genomic, phenotypic and evolutionary-based proxy of exposition risk in a territory (2023-2026), funded by ExposUM, led by Stéphanie Bedhomme (collaborator: Estelle Jumas-Bilak, Hydrosciences Montpellier).

03/23 An ERC grant was awarded to Thomas Lenormand!

Congratulations to Thomas Lenormand for being awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his project "RegEvol: The evolution of cis and transregulators in eukaryotes"