Unlocking Plant Resilience: Evolutionary Synergy in Stress Adaptation

A groundbreaking mechanism enabling plants to optimize their photosynthesis has been unveiled by a scientific collaboration led by the BIAM. Remarkably, this discovery involves molecules of bacterial origin, and opens promising avenues for developing agriculture that is more resilient to climate change. Chlorophyll fluorescence images of plants for analysis of photosynthetic activity Photosynthesis, fundamental to […]

Unveiling a Resistance Mechanism in Staphylococcus Aureus


Staphylococcus aureus, a leading cause of fatal bacterial infections worldwide, has been extensively studied. Research conducted by INRAE in collaboration with the BIAM has revealed a key protection mechanism of this bacterium against a toxic molecule found in mammalian blood. This breakthrough paves the way for developing new antibiotic strategies. Bacterial infections are the second […]


The RESTORE Project, is inspired by solutions selected by nature To restore biodiversity to forest soils and improve the survival of replanted young trees The RESTORE (natuRe-basEd SoluTions for imprOving REforestation) project aims to study the interactions between plants, soil and microorganisms (microbiomes*) in forest ecosystems facing increased drought stress due to climate change. Our […]

Mystery unveiled for an exploration into the mysteries of cell growth

Plants resistant to a key inhibitor, with a strong influence on the process of cell growth, have been discovered by a team from BIAM. This is an asset for a better understanding of plant growth regulation, with potential implications in both the food security sector and the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancers. The study […]

A sustainable synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles
for environmentally-friendly biotechnological applications

Researchers at BIAM drew inspiration from the natural processes encountered in magnetotactic bacteria to synthesize magnetite nanoparticles. This promising biomimetic approach opens up various avenues of sustainable and eco-friendly applications, ranging from water purification to biomedical advancements. Magnetotactic bacteria, naturally proficient in biomineralization, produce magnetosomes (magnetite nanoparticles) using a mineral precursor stabilized by macromolecules. This […]

Challenge Elan Eco Energies 2023 awards ceremony at the CEA

Two innovative projects from BIAM rewarded and supported by CEA On January 23rd, the CEA’s General Management organized the award ceremony for the Elan Eco Energies Challenge 2023. The event took place in the presence of Laurence Piketty, Deputy General Administrator of CEA, Marie-Astrid Ravon-Berenguer, Financial and Programs Director, and Armelle Mesnard, Director of Sustainable […]

Zoom team

Zoom team Platform Leader Christian GODON Engineer Permanent positions Fixed-term contracts and internships

Ionotec team

Ionotec team Platform Leader Nathalie PRAT-LEONHARDT Team ManagerResearch DirectorCEA Permanent positions Elodie MARCON EngineerCEA Fixed-term contracts and internships

Microalgae: the FAP enzyme on the road to biofuels

PRESS RELEASE In 2017, CEA researchers discovered an enzyme with a rare property: activated by light, it enables microalgae to convert their fatty acids directly into hydrocarbons. Today, together with the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, they have succeeded in understanding and demonstrating that this “FAP” enzyme can produce gasoline-type hydrocarbons, thanks to an auto-catalytic effect. […]