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UMR Physiologie Reproduction Comportements

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A permanent INRAE researcher position in artificial intelligence, statistics and cell signaling networks is open for 2021 external competitions in the BIOS (Biologie des Systèmes de Signalisation) team. Contact Romain Yvinec ( now

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A permanent INRAE researcher position in Cognition and neurobiology in domestic birds is open for 2021 external competitions in the CEB (Cognition Ethologie Bien-être Animal) team. Contact Ludovic Calandreau ( now

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UMR “Physiology of Reproduction and Behaviour” (PRC)  a  INRAE research unit in partnership with National centre for scientific research (CNRS), Universities of Tours  and the French horse and riding institute (IFCE). The general scientific objective proposed by the UMR PRC was to study the physiological mechanisms controlling the reproductive function, and animal behaviour linked to reproduction, and social relationships. The scientific project of the UMR fits into the thematic field of “Animal” of the Animal physiology and livestock systems (PHASE) division of INRAE. It contributes to INRA’s meta-programme "Sanba" in the domain of animal welfare. It meets the expectations of the National Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB) with in the field of integrative animal biology, genomics and gene expression, in neurosciences and cell biology. It fits the objectives of the “Health, biological sciences and bioactive molecule” of universities of Tours. It contributes to the objectives of research and development of the IFCE. 

The UMR has 13 research teams divided into three scientific clusters:


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