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Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI)
CNRS UMR 7261
Faculty of Science and Technology
Avenue Monge, Parc Grandmont
37200 TOURS (France)
Our institute is devoted to the analysis of adaptive and evolutionary processes across organization levels, from genome to communities. The research work is based on the methods and concepts of ecology, integrative physiology, behavioural sciences and genetics, in all cases within an evolutionary frame. Different teams having in common their interest on insects as biological models, develop multidisciplinary research joining complementary competences and supported by an important network of national and international collaborations.
The workforces of our institute are organised in four research teams interested, respectively, on Evolution of integrated and free viruses, Behavioural ecology and physiology, Physical ecology and multitrophic interactions and Chemical and evolutionary ecology of social insects.