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Subtitree wins the 2014 iGEM competition

The South of France, the Midi and its namesake canal, its calm and its planes trees... in danger! From this observation, a group of students, supervised by LISBP / INSA Toulouse and UPS lecturers,...

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Transient Hypermutagenesis Accelerates the Evolution of Legume Endosymbionts following Horizontal Gene Transfer

Horizontal gene transfer has an extraordinary impact on microbe evolution and diversification, by allowing exploration of new niches such as higher organisms. This is the case for rhizobia, a group...

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Jose M. Montoya

Jose M.Montoya
Jose M. Montoya, the recent recipient of a TULIP junior package after his recruitment by the CNRS, granted an interview upon his arrival at the SEEM (Station d’Ecologie Expérimentale de Moulis – Mo...

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Post-doctoral fellowships for TULIP: selected applicants

Nearly 200 applications were submitted, the result of an invitation for applications to fill 4 post-doctoral positions for LabEx’s partner laboratories. After examination of the applications by the...

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A "B plan" for Biodiversity ?

The most threatened mammal group on Earth, Madagascar’s five endemic lemur families (lemurs are found nowhere else), represent more than 20% of the world’s primate species and 30% of family-level d...

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Our reason to be...

Because of an increasing world population, humanity faces multiple challenges. Among them, supplying enough food and improving land and water uses are without any doubt main priorities. The Laboratory of Excellence (Labex) TULIP is involved at a scientific level in these priorities, providing a perspective and a workforce of more than 400 scientists of various statuses, on a subject that gets more worrying each day.

The TULIP Labex develops a comprehensive theory of the interactions between living organisms in order to study their ability to adapt to environmental changes. Based on complementary approaches combining microbe, plant or animal specialists, on large scale experimental models, coupled with theoretical approaches, researchers hope to predict resource evolution and, on the long term, provide solutions to problems that will impact us shortly.

As concrete examples, the TULIP LabEx project elaborates new environmentally friendly fertilizers as well as genetically improved plant species to make them more resistant to pests and diseases.

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