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 Platinium Partners



The National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture is a research organization which, since more than 30 years, has been working on major issues of a responsible agriculture and territory sustainable planning, water management and related risks, drought, floods, inundations, the biodiversity and complex ecosystem study in their interrelation with human activities.



With major national research centres based in the region, 14 competitivity hubs and 18 clusters, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes files the second largest number of patents in France, and has huge potential for innovation. Very much open to forging international ties, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has over the years made connections with other areas, both in Europe and across all continents – thus supporting international projects, ensuring its citizens – In particular young people – are free to move around, and encouraging regional businesses to spread their knowledge and experience.




Frontiers is a community-rooted, open-access academic publisher.
Our grand vision is to build an Open Science platform where everybody has equal opportunity to seek, share and generate knowledge, and that empowers researchers in their daily work.

Frontiers in Microbiology is the #2 most cited open-access journal in the category of Microbiology, and overall the #8 most cited journal in Microbiology. 



  Gold Partners




The French Agency for Biodiversity is a public institution of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Sea. It supports the implementation of public policies in the fields of knowledge, preservation, management and restoration of biodiversity of terrestrial, aquatic and marine environments. It supports public actors but also works in close partnership with socio-economic actors. It also aims to reach out to the public to mobilize citizens in favor of biodiversity.




A crucial player in providing scientific advice on the major challenges of development. The Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), an internationally recognised  multi-disciplinary organisation, is a French public research establishment operating under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. It takes an original approach to research, expertise, training and knowledge-sharing for the benefit of countries and regions, making science and innovation key drivers in their development




The French National Institute for Agricultural Research is Europe’s top agricultural research institute and the world’s number two centre for the agricultural sciences. Its scientists are working towards solutions for society’s major challenges for food, nutrition, agriculture and the Environment.

The Department Environment and Agronomy of INRA is supporting the 1st international congress in Microbial Ecotoxicology as one of his actions to encourage new and innovative researches to monitor the impact of agricultural practices on natural resources.



ECOTOX, the INRA's network of ecotoxicologists

 Set up in 2009, ECOTOX, INRA's network of ecotoxicologists, has since broadened to include the French community active in this field and currently involves around 150 members from some twenty INRA research units and from external partners (INERIS, IRSTEA, IRSN, CNRS, CEA, MNHN, universities and specialised schools, etc.).



The Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières is France’s reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks.



The Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer is an oceanographic institution in France. Ifremer contributes, through studies and expert assessments, to the knowledge of the oceans and their resources, the monitoring of marine environment and the coastline and sustainable development of maritime activities.



 Bronze Partners


The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, the CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge, through its ten institutes.




GenoScreen is a French biotech company. Thanks to its 30 highly experienced staff GenoScreen offers innovative services to public and private sector research groups and develops dedicated solutions based on DNA/RNA information. Our innovation strategy has generated a stream of successful projects, including top-level expertise in the characterization of microorganisms. GenoScreen supports companies of the environmental sector in various fields of application: water and air treatment, diagnostic and decontamination of polluted soils, monitoring of microbial biodiversity and ecosystem and biosafety.



FST Lyon 1

La Faculté des Sciences et Technologies est une composante de l'Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Elle regroupe l'ensemble des acteurs (enseignants-chercheurs, chercheurs, personnels administratifs et techniques, étudiants) autour d'un projet de formation et de recherche en sciences et technologies à l'Université ; son activité se concentre principalement sur le campus Lyon Tech La Doua ouvert sur la ville de Villeurbanne et la métropole de Lyon.



BioEnviS Research Federation

The FR BioEnviS is a research federation regrouping several research units from the Lyon scientific community, operating in the field of environmental biology and its implications in the field of global health (human as well as animal or plant ). It includes the agronomic, veterinary or health concerns of the non-anthropized environments .



Microbial Ecology Laboratory

The Research Unit UMR 5557 has title and theme for Microbial Ecology, discipline at the crossroads of two major research fields: ecology and microbiology. Microbial ecology aims to know the physiology of microorganisms and the influence of their activities on other organisms and the environment in general, and, symmetrically, to clarify the impact of biotic and abiotic factors of the environment of these organisms, from the individual to the community in an ecosystem.





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