MASTER – Microbiome Applications for Sustainable food systems through Technologies and EnteRprise is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. A work-package of this proposal focuses on manipulating rumen microbes for optimal animal performance (feed efficiency and methane production). In animal (or cattle) studies, the rumen microbial community structure is characterised using next-generation sequencing (amplicon 16S or RNASeq).

Projet européen IMAGE, caractérisation de variants génétiques chez le poulet

Durée du poste:
~10 mois, fin de contrat le 29 février 2020

Date de début:
Dès que possible

Salaire :
2000 € brut mensuel (sans expérience, soit < 2 ans)

Laboratoire de Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative (GABI:
Equipe Sigenae (
Domaine de Vilvert
78352 Jouy en Josas

Date limite de candidature
22 avril

Description du poste:

Integrative biology analysis and modelling of the influence of host and gut microbiota factors on the piglet sensitivity at weaning

The postdoctoral fellow will join the interdiscisciplinary project PIGLETBIOTA funded by ANR. The main goal of PIGLETBIOTA is to develop research that will contribute to adapt pig production systems to a reduction of antibiotics usage. The project aims at providing knowledge on the implication of host’s genetics and gut microbiota in the adaptive response of piglets to weaning.

Towards virtual breeding: development of an approach of ideotype design based on a genotype-phenotype kinetic model of sugar metabolism in peach fruit

Genotype-phenotype models have been considered as the tools of the future to design new varieties, since they can help to test the performance of new genotypes under different climate conditions. However progress is still needed to include complex genetic control in process-based models and realize the integration of information (metabolism, enzymatic control, quantitative genetics) from the gene to the whole plant. A kinetic model of sugar metabolism has been developed to simulate the concentrations of different sugars during fruit development in peach (publication in preparation).


Acronyme ou nom de la structure
Nom complet (en toutes lettres)
Atelier de Bioinformatique

INSA Bâtiment Louis Pasteur
20 avenue Albert Einstein

69621 Villeurbanne cedex

+33 (0)4 72 43 83 56
+33 (0)4 72 43 85 34
Description (English)

Research at BF2I is focused on the comprehension of the functions managing the interaction of specific insect pests (aphids and weevils) with their direct biological partners (host plants and symbiotic microorganisms). Research approaches are multi-disciplinary thanks to the different expertise of the staff members.

The central theme of our research is to understand the relationships established between insects and their symbionts elucidating the molecular mechanisms that allow the establishment, maintenance and persistence of these complex interactions in multiple insect generations.

The final goal of research on these complex biological interactions, often involving multiple partners in interaction with the environment, is to identify tools and define new concepts for an integrated approach for plant protection against insect pests. Our research results are to be central for the development of agricultural practices that are sustainable, and respect both the environment and human health.

English keywords
symbiosis, insect pests, functional genomics, systems biology
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