Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

UMR INRA - Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis - Cnrs

  • Scientific seminar

    Scientific seminar

    In the framework of the scientific animation, Agnes Attard, IPO team will present its work on: "The transcriptome of Arabidopsis roots infected with Phytophthora parasitica identifies members of the VQ and DC1 families required for plant defense and susceptibility".

    Inra PACA - Room A010 - Friday, January 30 - 11:00

  • New Phytologist
    New Phytologist

    Phenotyping nematode feeding sites: three-dimensional reconstruction and volumetric measurements of giant cells induced by root-knot nematodes in Arabidopsis


  • Programme de PhD International
    Labex SIGNALIFE: Programme de PhD International

    The 2015 international SIGNALIFE PhD Program has been launched. The Labex SIGNALIFE is currently seeking applications from outstanding students in the Life Sciences for a total of 20 highly competitive, fully funded PhD positions in the area of Cell Signaling. This is the second wave of the recruitment for this PhD program, a 3-year PhD starting September 2015.


  • Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
    Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology

    Genotype to phenotype, the molecular and physiological dimensions of resistance in arthropods


Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

The Sophia Agrobiotech Institute (UMR Inra 1355, CNRS 7254, UNS), an international research institute funded by Inra, CNRS and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.  Situated at the interface of Environment and Agriculture, the main research topics concern the study of plant-interactions, pathogens and symbionts and their dynamics in time and space. For this, the Institute brings together strong expertise in comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics, in community ecology and agronomy. The institute aims to address some of the challenges offered for agricultural research in the field of ecological management of agroecosystems. The ultimate goal is to integrate this knowledge in the development of innovative agronomic strategies (integrated pest management, biological control), more respectful of the environment and human health.

Sophia Agrobiotech Institute - Plant Health Pole - Inra PACA Sophia Antipolis - France

This research program has been elected by the French Ministry of Research and Education in the framework of the very competitive scientific clusters of excellence called Labex for “Laboratoire d’Excellence”, part of the “Investments for the Future” 2011 wave governmental initiatives.  The SIGNALIFE Labex scientific project received 11 million euros for a 8-year period starting from March 2012. It aimed at developing a network between 6 remarkable academic research institutes to build one of the leading campuses in life sciences on cell signaling pathways, essential for human health and plant development.