March 11, 2019

The velvet belly lanternshark is a small deep-sea shark commonly found in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. This bioluminescent species is able to emit a blue-green ventral glow used in counter-illumination camouflage, mainly. In this study, next generati...

March 11, 2019

The laboratory has been pre-selected for a competition aiming at obtaining a high-quality genome of one of our biological models: the sea cucumber! Five other species are still racing with us but there can be only one winner! Whoever gets the most public votes by wins!...

June 26, 2018

Jérôme Delroisse, post-doc in our laboratory, recently got the Best Poster Award at the International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence in Nantes. The price was awarded by RFI LUMOMAT. This "bright" conference brings together the international leading...

May 31, 2018

Jérôme Delroisse, post-doc in our laboratory, recently published a paper in Scientific Reports with colleagues from the Queen Mary University of London.

The paper focuses on the evolution and comparative physiology of luqin-type neuropeptide signalling in the common sta...

January 31, 2018

Emily Claereboudt obtained a four-year PhD scholarship from the F.R.S-FNRS, to study the role of saponins as pheromones in the reproduction of sea cucumbers, and their pharmacological potential. 

Morgane Algrain obtained a four-year PhD scholarship for the ARC2016 pro...

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