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Local collaborations

  • Team Ethologie, Cognition, Bien Etre Animal
  • Team Neuroendocrinologie Moléculaire de la Reproduction
  • Team Néogenèse Hypothalamique : Rôle, Variations et Perturbations Endocrines
  • Team Senseurs Energétiques et Signalisation de la Reproduction
  • Team Plasticité Génomique et Expression Phénotypique
  • Plateform: Chirurgie et Imagerie pour la Recherche et l'Enseignement (CIRE)
  • Plateform: Calcul et Informatique Scientifique
  • Plateform:  Phénotypage-Endocrinologie
  • Plateform: Imagerie Cellulaire
  • Unité Expérimentale de Physiologie Animale de l'Orfrasière
  • Pôle d'Experimentation Aviaire de Tours

National collaborations

  • Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja, Institut de Biologie Paris Seine, Université Paris VI/CNRS/INSERM
  • Patricia Nagnan-Le Meillour, Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle, CNRS/Université Lille I
  • Yann Locatelli, Réserve Zoologique de la Haute Touche, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Azay le Ferron
  • Benoist Schaal & Bruno Patris, Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation, INRA/CNRS/Université de Bourgogne, Dijon
  • Thierry Charlier & Jodi Pawluski, Institut de Recherches en Santé Environnement Travail, INSERM/Université de Rennes I/Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Rennes
  • Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Laboratoire d'Etude des Résidus et Contaminants, ONIRIS, Nantes
  • Sandra Même, Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS, Orléans
  • Marie Balasse, Archéozoologie & Archéobotanique, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle/CNRS, Paris
  • Virginie Lattard, Etienne Benoit, Rongeurs Sauvages–Risques Sanitaires et Gestion des Populations, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon, Marcy l'Etoile

International collaborations

  • Jacques Balthazart, Julie Bakker & Charlotte Cornil, GIGA Neurosciences, University of de Liège, Belgium
  • Frank Zufall & Trese Leinders-Zufall, Department of Physiology, University of Saarland, Homburg, Germany
  • Lance J. Kriegsfeld, Department of Psychology & Helen Wills Neurosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • José Delgadillo, CIRCA, Universidad Agraria Antonio Narro, Torreon, Mexico
  • Fernando Martínez-García, University Jaume I, Spain
  • Livio Oboti, Children’s National Health System, USA
  • Gaskon Ibarretxe, University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Raul Paredes, Centro de Neurobiologia, UNAM, Queretaro, Mexico
  • Lisa Stowers, The Scripps Research institute, La Jolla, USA
  • Alfonso Abecia, Universidada de Zaragossa, Spain
  • Steven D. Munger, University of Florida, USA
  • Lutz Birnbaumer, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina
  • Luis Zarazaga, Universidad de Huelva, Spain
  • Charles E. Roselli, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA
  • Peter A. Brennan, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol, UK
  • Giancarlo Panzica, Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
  • David Palmer, Lincoln University, New-Zealand
  • Darren Logan, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
  • Jeff Anderson & Kurt Albertine, School of Medecine, University of Utah, USA
  • Enrique Lanuza, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Arsène Ella, MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Markus Rothermel, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Colline Poirier, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle, UK
  • Teresa Alonso & Javier García-Sancho, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Tim Clutton Brock, University of Cambridge, UK

Collaborations with private companies

  • Chrystelle Le Danvic, ALLICE
  • Pierre Dorfman, CEIA
  • Baptiste Mulot, Zooparc de Beauval