Prize of the Academy of Sciences

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David PIGNOL, Director of the Institute of Biosciences and biotechnologies of Aix-Marseille, winner of the 2022 Pierre Desnuelle Prize and the Berthelot Medal On October 18 and November 22, 2022, the French Academy of Sciences will be awarding all the prizes it grants on a four years basis to both experienced,  as well as early […]

BEAMM research topics

Previous Next BEAMM Team Trois thématiques de recherche Diversité, écologie et évolution des microorganismes magnétotactiques Bactéries magnétotactiques Carbonates d’alcalino-terreux intracellulaires Hyperaccumulateurs de phosphore Symbioses mutualistes magnétotactiques eucaryotes – bactéries sulfatoréductrices   Image de microscopie électronique en transmission d’une coupe fine d’un holobionte magnétotactique échantillonné en mer Méditerranée Adaptation microbienne et réponse aux stress environnementaux : physiologie, […]

Team and skills

BEAMM team Manager Christopher LEFEVRE Team ManagerResearcher Researchers and engineers Caroline MONTEIL Researcher Mila SIRINELLI-KOJADINOVIC Assistant Professor Béatrice ALONSO Engineer Technical staff, doctoral and post-doctoral students Romain BOLZONI PhD student Camille MANGIN PhD student


Previous Next BEAMM team Biodiversity, Ecology and Adaptation of Magnetotactic Microorganisms Team objectives Our team is interested in the biodiversity, ecology and adaptation of microorganisms to environmental constraints in aquatic environments with high physicochemical pressure. We are conducting a diversity exploration mission to: Reveal new biological innovations and ecological strategies involved in the functioning and […]

The photosynthetic booster of microalgae revealed

PRESS RELEASE Press area – An international collaboration involving BIAM researchers and the Carnegie Institution for Science of Stanford (USA) has deciphered the mechanism by which microalgae capture atmospheric CO2 in an extremely efficient manner. The research teams have revealed photosynthetic energy production and distribution networks that are involved in the concentration of CO2 […]

News GDR 2104 – IBCO2

Précédent Suivant GDR 2104 – IBCO2 News 20 June 2022, Symposium on redox regulation and carbon-nitrogen interactions in plants, Gif sur Yvette.  A tribute to Pierre Gadal It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Pierre Gadal, which occurred on October 26, 2019 at the age of eighty-one. In order to […]

Unveiling the mechanisms of plant adaptation to environmental constraints

Researchers from the BIAM’s Plant Protective Proteins (PPV) team have characterized one of the mechanisms allowing plants to respond to environmental fluctuations that modify metabolism and limit growth. This result, established in partnership with teams from the CEA and CNRS, could help improving plants’ ability to adapt to climate change. Stomata, located on the leaf […]

An unusual nucleotide that protects plants during starvation

A BIAM team has discovered that a plant molecule acts as a natural brake on photosynthesis when plants grow in nutrient poor soil. This brake is necessary for avoiding irreversible damage, and allows plants to survive longer in these difficult conditions. This discovery could help towards the development of resilient crops capable of adapting to […]

Live visualization of gene transcription in all cells of a plant

press release A CEA and CNRS research team has made it possible for the first time to visualise the transcription of genetic information (copying of DNA into messenger RNA) in all the cells of young plants in real time and with a level of definition never before achieved. These results highlight numerous biomechanisms in response […]