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Scientific Research Themes

The Doctoral School E2M2 is made up of 5 "Scientific Research Themes" :

The themes group all the fields of the research units  associated to the School.

Paleoenvironments and Evolution

The quantification and modeling of  environmental factors that play on the evolution of living beings, its dynamics geological time scales.

Micro-organisms, interactions, infections

The study of populations of micro-organisms interacting with one another, with plants and animals and their activities and role in natural and man-made environments (soils, water bodies), in the evolution of species (role of endosymbionts, viruses) and the consequences in terms of evolution of species (phylogeny, taxonomy) ;  epidemiological models and interactions at the cellular  and immunological levels,  physiological effects of   chronic infections.

Evolutionary Biology, Population Biology, Ecophysiology

The description and understanding of  adaptive and  evolutionary mechanisms of biological systems (Evolutionary Biology, Population Biology) in the fields of Ecology, Agronomy and Health

Biomath-Bioinfo-evolutionary Biology

The description,  modeling (and in silico simulation), the understanding and evolutionary impact of  adaptive, evolutionary mechanisms and interactions between living beings at the level of the  genome, of  metabolic chains. The teams use and develop  experimental tools, and also formal tools  issuing from  mathematics,such as  statistics,  modeling  of dynamic systems  tools (differential equations,  processes) or from computing (algorithmy, representation of knowledge, etc.).

Community ecology, ecosystems functioning, ecotoxicology

The description and the modeling of the functioning of ecosystems and their disturbances (present or passed). Analysis and modeling of communities.