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Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms
UMR 7232


Research unit of the CNRS and the Sorbonne University (UMR 7232)


  • Director : Hector Escriva


  • Administration : Didier Peuzé


Address :
Observatoire Océanologique
1 avenue Pierre Fabre
66650 Banyuls sur mer - France
Tel : +33(0)468.887.332
E-mail didier.peuze @ obs-banyuls.fr


The research laboratory, "Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms" (BIOM), promotes an evolutionary approach to studies of developmental mechanisms and adaptation. By comparing physiological responses of well-characterized organisms, we investigate how biological systems at different levels respond to and integrate environmental cues.

We have experience with a variety of traditional biological models (echinoderms, fish) and are actively pursuing the development of new models (prochordates (urochordates and cephalochordates), hemichordates, marine microalgae). We are also developing applications and techniques for using these model species as biological activity screening tools and for marine ecotoxicological studies in collaboration with governmental agencies and industrial partners. 

Michaël Fuentes - 14/05/19

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    • New publication (group 2)

      Sébastien Darras and his colleagues from USA have just published a paper on the role of canonical Wnt signalling in regulating antero-posterior axis during the development of the hemichordate Saccoglossus kowalevskii.CNRS website (in French) and PLoS Biology website. Check out our Behindthe paper post (Nature Ecology&Evolution community blog).

    • New publication (group 2)

      We have participated in a collaboration with the group of F. Viard (Roscoff marine station) on species delineation within the genus Ciona. The work is now published in Scientific Reports.

    • New publication (group 2)

      We have contributed to the paper Convergent acquisition of non-embryonic development in styelid ascidians that has just been published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.

    • New publication (group 2)

      Our team has recently published a paper on the role of canonical Wnt signaling in antero-posterio ectoderm patterning during the embryogeneis of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Link to the paper on the PLOS Genetics website.

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