Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

Agence Française pour la Biodiversité

The AFB is a public law agency of the French Ministry of Ecology that supports public policy in the domains of knowledge, preservation, management, and restoration of biodiversity in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine environments. Pleiade is a partner in two AFB projects developed with the former ONEMA: one funded by ONEMA, the second by labex COTE, where BioGeCo/Pleiade is responsible for data analysis, with implementaton of the tools recently developed for scaling MDS. Calculations have been made on CURTA at MCIA and PlaFRIM at Inria.

Inria Projet Lab in silico Algae

In 2017 Pleiade joined the IPL “In silico Algae” coordinated by Olivier Bernard. The IPL addresses challenges in modeling and optimizing microalgae growth for industrial applications. Pleiade worked this year on comparative genomic analysis of genes implicated in lipid production by the picoalgae Ostreococcus tauri, in collaboration with Florence Corellou of the CNRS UMR 5200 (Laboratoire de Biogénèse Membranaire). The goal of this work is the production of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, developed as nutritional additives. Mercia Ngoma Komb's two-month internship in Pleiade contributed to this work.