Diversity of biological mechanisms 2022 Winning Projects


For the third year, the Institute for Biological Sciences (INSB) at CNRS reward studies to identify and/or develop new models to answer important and specific biological questions that cannot be addressed in the currently available model organisms.

The "Diversity of biological mechanisms" 2022 Winning Projects are:

  • A close photosynthétic relative of apicomplexan (chromera velia) to elucidate starch metabolism evolution - Ugo Cenci, Lille
  • DETERMINE: Understading the transition from indeterminate to determinate growth using the non-model Ornithopus-Bradyrhizobium symbiotic couple - Jean-Malo Couzigou, Toulouse
  • The crinoid Antedon mediterranea as a nex model to assess animal nervous system - Jenifer Croce, Villefrance-sur-Mer
  • AscidianDiversity2: increasing the number of ascidian species for experimental comparative developmental biology - Sébastien Darras, Banyuls-sur-Mer
  • PHYNOCYD: Univeiling the EcoPHYsiology of a marine NOn Cyanobacterial Diazotroph Interacting with a Microalga - François Delavat, Nantes
  • Exploration of an uncommon central carbon metabolism in Riminiclostridium cellulolyticum - Henri-Pierre Fierobe, Marseille
  • Unraveling regeneration success in emerging annelid model species through a single-cell approach - Eve Gazave, Paris
  • Use of the sponge-holobiont model Aplysina to characterize the molecular dysfunction of the selenium containing protein SelenoN in congenital muscular dystrophies - Alain Lescure, Strasbourg
  • Introducing Podospora pseudocomata as a new model with a defenseless genome - Fabienne Malagnac, Gif-sur-Yvette
  • Systemic control of root development in Lupinus species Lup. Up&Down - Laurence Marques, Montpellier
  • Clytia hemisphaerica as a new model to study plasticity of nerve cells and neural networks - Tsuyoshi Momose, Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Trichoplax adhaerens: a model organisms for epithelial dynamics and repair - Andrea Pasini, Marseille
  • SilverCoela: Molecular mechanisms of silver tolerance in Coelastrella sp., a metal-hypertolerant green microalga - Stéphane Ravanel, Grenoble
  • Unraveling evolutionary determinants of plant terrestralization through the development of streptophyte algal models (extension) - Hugues Renault, Strasbourg
  • Hibernation timer mechanisms: testing the tanycyte hypothesis - Valérie Simonneaux, Strasbourg