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. […]

When microbiology meets materials science and advanced imaging techniques to better understand symbiotic interactions

A scientific consortium, led by CEA and CNRS researchers of the Institute Biosciences and Biotechnologies of Aix-Marseille (BIAM), have revealed the symbiosis between microbial organisms, whose magnetic properties allow them to navigate collectively in sediments. This work, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, opens the way to apply interdisciplinary approaches […]

Seedusoon software and database download

SeedUsoon software and database download Current software version: SeedUSoon 1.3.0 (released 15/04/2019) ​​Download the APPLICATION combined with the software for DATABASE CONFIGURATION  Alternatively: Download only the APPLICATION (for the user’s computer​) Download only the  DATABASE CONFIGURATION FILES (for the configuration of the server)   Unzip the files, and read the “install.txt” files before starting the installation

Seedusoon Licence

SeedUSoon download Current software version: SeedUSoon 1.3.0 (release date: June 2nd 2019)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ SeedUSoon: A new software program to improve seed stock management and plant line exchanges between research laboratories 2017 Front. Plant Sci. Céline Charavay, Stéphane Segard,  Nathalie Pochon, Laurent Nussaume​ and Hélène JAVOT​. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00013  The SeedUSoon software is freely distributed to non-for profit academic research laboratories, pending the acceptance of […]

Surprising copper biomineralisation discovered in a strain of magnetotactic bacteria

BIAM scientists and their partners have identified a novel genetically controlled biomineralisation in a magnetotactic bacterium: located at the cell periphery, the periplasm, a genetically-controlled sulfur and copper compound is formed. This discovery opens the way to new bioremediation applications. The living world has a multitude of organisms capable of synthesising mineral structures by incorporating […]

Enzyme tandem responsible for dangerous crop pest fungi

During research on the bioproduction of citrus flavours by phytopathogenic fungi, scientists from INRAE, CNRS and CEA-BIAM discovered the role of a pair of enzymes in their infectious mechanism. This is an important advance that could help accelerate the reduction in the use of fungicides. The objective of the Funtastic project supported by the ANR […]

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, […]