Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

UMR INRA - Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis - Cnrs

  • Scientific seminar
    Scientific seminar

    As part of the scientific activities of the 'Institut Sophia Agrobiotec', Karl-Heinz Kogel, Research Centre for BioSystems - Land Use and Nutrition - Justus Liebig University - Allemagne, invited by IPO team, will present its work on: "The agronomic potential of Host-Induced Gene Silencing: mechanisms and efficacies"

    Inra PACA - Room A010 - Friday, May 29 - 11:00

  • Applications in Plant Sciences
    Applications in Plant Sciences

    Development of 23 Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in Invasive Silver Wattle, Acacia dealbata (Fabaceae)


  • Methods in Molecular Biology
    Methods in Molecular Biology

    Detection of nepovirus vector and nonvector xiphinema species in grapevine

  • BMC Ecology
    BMC Ecology

    Sterile males in a parasitoid wasp with complementary sex determination: from fitness costs to population extinction


  • Journal of Applied Entomology
    Journal of Applied Entomology

    Life-history traits of Encarsia guadeloupae, a natural enemy of the invasive spiralling whitefly Aleurodicus dispersus


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.