Aurélie is currently on the Pourquoi pas for the Bicose 2 scientific cruise in the Atlantic. You can follow the progress of the cruise here.
Céline got back from her mission on Kerguelen islands for program 136 of IPEV.
François is in Sherbrooke, QC right now, invited by Dominique Gravel to visit his lab.
September has gone so fast... Here is what happened in the past few weeks and will happen in the weeks to come:
- on the 14th and 15th of September, Aurélie, Virginie, Clémentine and François participated in the meeting of the immunoecology group of the REID
- from the INEE prospectives meeting (Feb 2017) where Aurélie and François were present, there is now a report, with the first text written by François and Jérôme Chave, with contribution from Aurélie
- next week, François is going to the ecology and evolutionary biology modeling conference in Toulouse
- on October 23-24, Renato and Aurélie are going to participate in the MuFoPAM meeting in Bordeaux
- the same week (October 26th), François is going to the STRATEGE network meeting organised by the INRA math department
- finally, the abstracts of Natasha's and François' talks have been accepted for the BES-GfÖ-NeCoV meeting in Ghent (December 2017). More to come later...
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A brief summary of what happened in the SPICI group during summer 2017:
- Aurélie, Céline and Renato had a fruitful worm-sampling session in Britanny in July
- François gave a speech at the ESEB 2017 conference in Groningen
- Virginie's paper on the comparison of immunity among populations of Hediste diversicolor submitted to anthropogenic pollution has been accepted in Science of the Total Environment. The full reference of the paper is:
Cuvillier-Hot, V., Gaudron, S. M., Massol, F., Boidin-Wichlacz, C., Pennel, T., Lesven, L., Net, S., Papot, C., Ravaux, J., Vekemans, X., Billon, G., & Tasiemski, A. (in press) Immune failure reveals vulnerability of populations exposed to pollution in the bioindicator species Hediste diversicolor. Science of the Total Environment
The forum paper on species-gene diversity correlations by Lamy et al. is now published.
This paper has been flagged as Editor's choice by Oikos editor-in-chief!
Lamy, T., Laroche, F., David, P., Massol, F., & Jarne, P. (2017) The contribution of species-genetic diversity correlations to the understanding of community assembly rules. Oikos, 126, 759-771.
A new paper on the interaction between infections and cancer, just published in BMC Cancer!
Jacqueline, C., Tasiemski, A., Sorci, G., Ujvari, B., Maachi, F, Missé, D., Renaud, F., Ewald, P., Thomas, F. and Roche, B. 2017. Infections and cancer: the “fifty shades of immunity” hypothesis. BMC cancer 17, 257.
Two communication pieces on recent papers by the SPICI group:
- A press release by the CNRS on Poirotte et al. "Mandrills use olfaction to socially avoid parasitized conspecifics"
- A post on the Oikos blog on Lamy et al. "The contribution of species–genetic diversity correlations to the understanding of community assembly rules"