Lecture Club -
About every two weeks, the Group has a meeting called Lecture Club. It is a friendly meeting during which a member of the team exposes us an article she/he found interesting for him/the group. There are absolutely no constraints on the choice of the article. It is usually a good time for great scientific enthusiastic discussions, and also to increase our general knowledge.
Usually, by the end of the presentation, we keep about 10 minutes for people to make announcement of other exciting papers published recently, news books, or forthcoming meetings. Take a look at what was the last paper we talked about recently, you will be amazed by the wide range of interest. What interests you interests us.
The Casas Group Day -
Every year, usually around June, the Group meets for an entire day. Everyone presents his research undergone during the previous year or so in a more formal fashion than in the usual group gatherings. The main objective of such meeting is to get every member aware of what happens in the Group. It is a highly social event: lunch is taken in a French restaurant, and scientific results are discussed with a cup of coffee in the hand. It is especially a good place for everyone to show their most recent results and to get insights into the best way to present them further in international meetings. It has their flavour, without their risks! We intend to move to two meetings a year from 2009 onwards.
The Casas Group -
To be listed.
The EducInsecte project.
Created and led by Wilfried Kaiser, Jonathan Voise and Jérémy Defrize.
The EducInsect project is to inform people of what kind of work is being conducted in our lab. It does so in a simple and educational way. The background objective is to teach people stories about the fascinating world of insects.
The project consists in preparing entomological boxes containing photos of the insect
in its natural environment, information on its ecology and behaviour and the true
insect, dried and pinned on. Both insects studied in our lab and insects you can
find in our region are exposed. The project is exposed during the open-
Sex Ratio in the Group -
This did fluctuate drastically over the years, between some 0.8 to 0.2, depending on scientific qualification. In other words, we do not care about the sex ratio.
Read about what happened during our last LC.
The full listing of the papers we dealt with since 2003.
Various Past Events :
INVERTEBRATE SOUND AND VIBRATION MEETING XII -
The XIIth INVERTEBRATE SOUND AND VIBRATION MEETING was held in Tours, France, October
ISV 2008 meeting web site
Jérôme Casas has co-
Orientation towards hosts in haematophagous insects: an integrative perspective
Claudio R. Lazzari
From sialomes to the sialoverse: an insight into salivary potion of blood feeding insects
José M. C. Ribeiro, Bruno Arcà
The enemy within: interactions between tsetse, trypanosomes and symbionts
Deidre P. Walshe, Cher Pheng Ooi, Michael J.
Lehane, Lee R. Haines
Interactions of trypanosomatids and triatomines
Lyme disease spirochete-
Katharine R. Tyson, Joseph Piesman
Epidemiological consequences of the ecological physiology of ticks
Sarah E. Randolph
Congratulations to David Giron who was recently invited to give a plenary session
at the 11th Gordon Research Conference on Plant-
Congratulations to Jonathan Voise for his prize as the best presentation in the session
biomechanics at the annual meeting of the SEB in glasgow (2009). See the publication page for his work.
Congratulations as well to Teresita Insausti, who has a photo of a spider-
Jérôme Casas has co-
Insect Mechanics and Control,
Edited by Jérôme Casas & Stephen J. Simpson,
Series Editor Stephen J. Simpson,
Advances in Insect Physiology, 2008,
Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, 396 pp.
Read an Editorial Review on Amazon.com
Prof. E. McCauley was with us for 6 months (2009) on 'Le Studium Chaire d'excellence'. Professor McCauley holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Population Ecology at University of Calgary, and has recently been appointed Professor of Ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and will become Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara in 2010.
He will work with J. Casas and others on different problems in population dynamics and integrative physiology, from understanding the biotic integrity of the Loire river, to multitrophic interactions on alpine insects to particle tracking in Daphnia.
David Giron recently (2009) got his Leding Research Habilitation entitled: A multidimensional
dynamic approach to the nutritional ecology of insects: from host-
• We welcome Laurence Albert and Florence Gutzwiller. Laurence, from the Agrocampus Ouest of Rennes, will be doing her research training with us. Florence is from the Master2 Insect (Tours) and will be doing her research training with us as well.
• Dr. Carlos Lopez-
• Nathan Morehouse who obtained the Warner Clyde Allee Prize from the Animal Behavior Society for his presentation at the annual meeting of the society.
• Sylvain Pincebourde (CNRS) just obtained an ANR Grant (MicroCliMite: Cascading
from global to microclimate: thermal budgets of a plant-
• David Giron who recently obtained the Perry Adkisson Award, given by the Texas
A&M University. The Perry Adkisson Award was conceived to promote excellence in faculty
research in the diverse sub-
• Jérôme Casas who was promoted to the grade of ‘Professeur Classe Exceptionnelle’ (Professor of Exceptional Level).
• Jérôme Casas who has been nominated to be part of the interdisciplinary assessment committee for Chairs of Excellence in Canada.
• SERL organized by some of our PhD students with other PhD students from the IRBI