Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs

Inria Chile

Associate Team involved in the International Lab:

  • Title: Modeling of microbial ecosystems, bioprocesses control and numerical simulations

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Universidad de Chile (Chile) - Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) - Hector Ramirez

  • Start year: 2014

  • See also: https://sites.google.com/site/eadymecos/

  • The objective is to develop, from expert knowledge and experimental observations, models of microbial ecosystems that are simple enough to carry out the determination of explicit "control laws", and realistic enough to represent real bio-processes. One of the difficulties is to identify the limits of the validity of these models, in terms of spatial heterogeneity and microbial population size. We aim also to obtain outcomes of the modeling for the optimal design of waste-water treatment plants.

Inria International Partners

Informal International Partners
  • CESAME, Univ. Louvain, Belgium : D. Dochain

  • 3BIO, Univ. Mons, Belgium : A. Vande Wouver

  • Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland : M. Benaim

  • Univ. Newcastle, U.K. : M. Wade

  • MOMAT, Univ. Madrid, Spain : B. Ivorra

  • Univ. Sevilla, Spain : T. Caraballo

Participation In other International Programs

CIB (Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli)
  • Program: Bernoulli workshops

  • Title: The role of mathematics and computer science in ecological theory

  • Inria principal investigator: MODEMIC (C. Lobry),

  • Partners: EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland).

  • Duration: July 2014 to Feb 2015

  • Abstract: A former collaboration of Inria with ecologists (the COREV network presently animated by R. Arditi) initiated (at the beginning of the 90s) by J-L. Gouzé and C. Lobry within the framework of the Inria project team COMORE, pursued then by MERE and COMORE raised an important event: the half-year Mathematics and computer sciences in theoretical ecology which we co-organize with R. Arditi (associated with D. de Angelis and L. Ginzburg) at the Federal Polytechnical School of Lausanne (Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli).

    The program lasted from July 1 to December 31, 2014 (see the 2014 activity report), but a follow-up workshop has been organized in February 2015 on the Persistence of population models in temporally fluctuating environments. This workshop has led to the writing of a review paper [31] in common.

  • Web-site: http://mathcompecol.epfl.ch/

  • Program: Euromediterranean 3+3

  • Title: Treatment and Sustainable Reuse of Effluents in semiarid climates

  • Inria principal investigator: MODEMIC (J. Harmand),

  • Partners: Centre de Biotechnology de Sfax, Department of environmental engineering (Tunisia), Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs de Tunis, Dept. de Mathématiques (Tunisia), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Dept. EA, MICA et MIA (France), National Research Center, Water Pollution Control (Egypt), University of Patras, Process Control Laboratory (Greece), University of Tlemcen, Automatic control (Algeria), University of santiago de compostella, Environmental engineering (Spain) Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech, Faculté des Sciences de Semlalia, Dépt. de Mathématiques (Morocco), Centre National de Recherche sur l'Eau et l'Energie, Université Française d'Egypte (Egypt)

  • Duration: Jan 2012 - Dec 2015

  • Abstract: The TREASURE network aims at integrating knowledge on the modeling, the control and the optimization of biological systems for the treatment and reuse of waste-waters in countries submitted to semi-arid climates under both socio-economical and agronomic constraints within the actual context of global changes. A special focus of the actual project concerns the integration of technical skills together with socio-economical and agronomic studies for the integrated solutions developed within the network to be evaluated and tested in practice in the partner's countries and, as possible as it may be within the context of the actual research network, valorizing these proposed technologies with the help of industrial on site in partners from South.

  • Web-site: https://project.inria.fr/treasure

  • Program: Hubert Curien Program

  • Title: Procédés membranaires pour le traitement anaérobie des eaux usées - Modélisation, commande et optimisation

  • Inria principal investigator: MODEMIC (J. Harmand),

  • Partners: LBE-INRA (Narbonne), Univ. Tlemcen (Algeria)

  • Duration: 3 years since 2014

  • Abstract: This project aims at promoting collaborations with our historical Algerian partners of the department of automatic control of the University of Tlemcen. The objectives of the project are to develop research on the modeling and the control of anaerobic systems through the co-advisoring of Zeyneb Khedim (PhD `co-tutelle' between UM2 and Univ. Tlemcen).

  • Program: STIC AmSud

  • Title: MOdeling the Spread and (opTImal) Control of Arboviroses by Wolbachia

  • Inria principal investigator: P.A. Bliman (Inria Rocquencourt and Fundção Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

  • Partners: Inria (Rocquencourt and Metz), UPMC, CIRAD, MISTEA, Fundção Vargas (Brazil), Univ. Fed. Fluminense (Brazil), Fiocruz (Brazil), Univ. Buenos Aires (Argentina), UTFSM (Chile), Univ. de Chile, Univ. de Quindio (Colombia), Univ. Aut. de Occidente (Colombia), Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor de San Marcos (Peru), Univ. of Asuncion (Paraguay).

  • Duration: 2016-2017

  • Abstract: The present project is concerned with new method of control of dengue fever, and potentially other severe diseases transmitted by mosquitoes Aedes (chikungunya, yellow fever). The goal of the project is to elaborate and analyze related models, along with control strategies, with the aim of testing concepts and estimating feasibility. The team is mainly involved in the modeling of interactions of bacteria Wolbachia with mosquitoes, and control systems tools (observers and optimal control).