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The Foundation supports three categories of projects:

Research projects Training projects Dissemination, promotion and transfer projects
Exploratory and innovative projects;
Disciplinary projects exploring research fronts;
Major multidisciplinary flagship projects.
Creation of training courses;
Establishment of MOOCs;
International thematic schools.
International scientific events;
Project maturation/transfer;
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Comparaison des génomes de trois Arecaceae d’importance, co-évolution du sorgho et du striga et étude de l’association chez le sorgho

Comparison of three Arecacea genomes: oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) and coconut tree (Cocos nucifera); co-evolution of sorghum and striga, association study in sorhum and pearl millet

1 - Comparison of three Arecacea genomes: oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) and coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) The objective of the project is to compare five genomic regions in three Arecacea species: oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) and coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) and with rice. For the project, we used two BAC libraries own by Cirad: one for oil palm and one for coconut tree. The (...)
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Concept Note APLIM

Concept Note APLIM

Understanding how tropical and Mediterranean plants respond to their environment is a tremendous societal challenge in the implementing of adapted crop management practices, the breeding of new cultivars able to cope with environmental constraints and the maintaining of plant productivity in a context of climatic change. Many groups in the LabEx Agropolis community have to deal with these important issues at different scales i.e.molecular, (...)
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Conférence sur le DEVeloppement de cultures ALTernatives innovantes de production de CAoutchouc Naturel

The objective of the project is to organise a second international conference in Montpellier on alternative sources of natural rubber (guayule and Kazakh dandelion), 9 years after the European EU-PEARLS project in 2010, which brought together about a hundred scientists, most of whom are linked to the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC). More specifically, the aim is to Promote the meeting of scientists working in (...)
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Conférence “Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology 2016”, June 12-16.

Support for the organisation of the conference through student mobility support. The objective of this event is to promote scientific exchanges on mathematical and computer tools used in evolutionary biology, ecology and population genetics.
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Breeding for DROPS

Conference “Recent progress in drought tolerance : from genetics to modelling” 8 & 9 June 2015, Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Support project for the international conference "Recent progress in drought tolerance: from genetics to modelling The European DROPS project and the European association for plant improvement, EUCARPIA, are getting together to organise an international conference in June 2015 in Montpellier, on drought issues. The aim of this meeting is to transmit the methods and approaches developed in the DROPS project to European breeders. The focus (...)
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Congrès MicrobiOccitanie 2019

The main objective of the MicrobioOccitanie 2019 conference is to promote exchanges and collaborations between actors in the field of Microbiology in Occitanie, whether from the public or private sector. This conference is aimed at all members of the scientific community working on topics related to microbiology (Health, Agrosciences, Environment, Biotechnologies), leaving a large part to young researchers, and involving students from the (...)
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Congrès BFFM 2015

Congrès “Biorefinery for Fuels, Food and Materials” (BFFM 2015), 15-17 juin 2015

Support for the hosting of the Congress "Biorefinery for Fuels, Food and Materials" (BFFM2015, 15-17 June 2015) and the specific half-day workshop for PhD students (BFFM Young Scientists Workshop, 17 June 2015): rental of amphitheatres, video recordings, supervision, meals for the 50 PhD students attending the workshop
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Connecting biologies on rice disease resistance, drought tolerance and flowering time

Drought tolerance, disease resistance and flowering time are three major traits in crops that are biologically connected. However the molecular connection nodes linking them together are poorly understood. The Riceconnections projects aims at identifying such nodes in the model system involving rice using three approaches: phenotyping under laboratory and field conditions rice mutants, gene expression analysis under combined biological (...)
Agroecology Plant Genomics Plant disease Production Molecular connections Drought Flowering Rice
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Conservation and Sustainable management of Garcinia kola genetic re-sources

The proposed scientific mobility will allow a Cameroonian PhD student involved in the project ‘COSUkola’ being trained in molecular biology and genetics. Besides capacity building aspects, polymorphic molecular markers to characterize the genetic diversity, mating system and gene flow patterns of G. kola will be available. Data acquired on species genetic diversity distribution will provide information on levels and structure of species (...)
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