The Institut Jacques-Monod, funded jointly by the CNRS and the University Paris Diderot, is one of the main centers for basic research in biology in the Paris area.
It is headed by Michel Werner, Research Director.

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  • Adiós Corona, the website compiling reliable information about COVID-19

    Why are gatherings not recommended during the COVID-19 outbreak? Can a mask be reused? Is the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus resistant to sunlight? How to flirt in the time of COVID-19? What are the tips for getting on a plane? Studies on COVID-19 contradict each other: who is right, and on what basis? Lethality, mortality, excess mortality, R0, kappa: what are we talking about? Find more than 100 questions and answers answered by Adios Corona, an international team of 50 volunteer scientists led by Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Research Director at the Jacques Monod Institute, and Claire Wyart, Research Director at the Brain Institute.

  • Une colle de mouche qui est universelle

    Les insectes peuvent se coller à de nombreuses surfaces. Les bioadhésifs d'insecte représentent une grande source d’inspiration pour le développement de nouveaux matériaux. Chez la mouche Drosophila melanogaster, la larve sécrète une colle qui permet à l'animal de s'accrocher, pendant toute la durée de la métamorphose (plusieurs jours), à une tige, un morceau de feuille ou du plastique (au laboratoire).

  • The transformation of the genomes of the inhabitants of France during the Protohistory

    The protohistory of France was punctuated by two migration waves, one during the Neolithic that started around 6300 years ago and one during the Bronze Age 4200 years ago. This is the major result of a new paleogenomic study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” (PNAS) of the “Epigenome and Paleogenome” group of the Institut Jacques Monod, Université de Paris, CNRS in collaboration with numerous French archaeologists and paleoanthropologists affiliated to the INRAP, the CNRS, universities and archaeological companies.

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