Young Scientists for the Future

These calls, whose last editions were held in 2014 and 2016, aim to recruit doctoral researchers (3 years) or post-doctoral researchers (for 2 years) within LabEx units.

"Young Scientists for the Future" PhD 2016 edition

The LabEx TULIP has opened to international recruitment 4 thesis grants in 2016. The laureates, who started their work in early 2017, were selected from over 130 applications:

Harihar Jaishree Subrahmanian


Under the direction of F. Roux et D. Roby

The genetics  of plant – plant cooperation in the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana

Manuel Gonzales Fuente


Under the direction of N. Peeters et L. Noël

Evolutionary conservation of plant targets of pathogenicity determinants from xylem-colonizing bacteria.


Rekha Gopalan-Nair

Under the direction of S. Génin

Role of epigenetic modifications in a plant pathogen during host adaptation

Lorenzo Favale


Under the direction of D. Roby et F. Roux

Plant response to multiple pathogen strain infection:  An ecological genomics approach for the dissection of underlying molecular mechanisms 


"Young Scientists for the Future" post-docs 2014 edition

The LabEx TULIP has opened to international recruitment 4 post-docs grants in 2014 for two years contracts. The international announcement attracted more than 200 candidates, 11 of whom were invited to give lectures in Toulouse in front of the TULIP community and an external scientific council. The selected candidates were:

Arnaud Sentis


Arnaud worked from 2015 to 2017 under the direction of Jean-Louis Hemptinne and Etienne Danchin on the EDB unit's "Adaptation Process" team. He then obtained a Marie Curie PRESTIGE fellowship for a 7 months contract extension. In 2018 Arnaud was recruited at IRSTEA in the RECOVER laboratory (Aix en Provence).

Research project: Experimental evolution in the absence of initial genetic variation.

David Duneau


David worked from 2015 to 2017 with Jean-Baptiste Ferdy on the EDB Unit's "Adaptation Process" team. He then obtained a Marie Curie PRESTIGE Fellowship from Europe for a 7 month contract extension.

Research project: Infections of Drosophila melanogaster by various entomopathogens.

Jun Hye Shin


Jun Hye Shin worked from 2015 to 2017 in collaboration with Mohamed Zouine in the GBF Unit. She has since been recruited for a second post doctoral contract funded by the european TomGEM project in the same unit to continue her research.

Research project: Auxin regulation of fruit ripening.

Martina Beck


Martina worked from 2015 to 2017 with Fernanda de Carvalho-Niebel in the LIPM's "Endosymbiotic infection and nodule development" (ENOD) team. She received a co-funding from AO Young Scientist for the Future TULIP and an AgreenSkill + fellowship. Martina was recently recruited as Project Manager in the Micropep Technologies startup.

Research project: Cell-to-Cell Communication during the establishment of the nitrogen-fixing symbiosis.

In this folder

Six months after the launch of the “Young Scientists for the Future” TULIP action, here is an interview of two of the four recruited PhDs, Harihar Jaishree Subrahmanian and Manuel Gonzalez-Fuente. An opportunity to learn more about their motivation to join the TULIP community, their past experiences and the projects they are now working on.
The TULIP Scientific Committee and an external scientific board selected 4 “Young Scientists for the Future” students among more than four hundred candidates for four TULIP’s PhD grants.

Modification date: 07 June 2023 | Publication date: 26 July 2016 | By: TULIP Communication