Interindividual Variability and Emergent Plasticity

Raphaël Jeanson

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Team members

  • Audrey Dussutour
  • Jacques Gautrais
  • Raphaël Jeanson
  • Jean-paul Lachaud
  • Alfonso Perez escudero
  • Severine Trannoy
  Technical staff
  • Gérard Latil
  Postdoctoral fellow
  • Gabriel Madirolas perez
  PhD student
  • Aurele Boussard
  • Ana Moran hernandez
  Master student
  • Lydia Gaouar
  • Marion Prodeo
  • Nolwenn Peron
  • Paul-antoine Badon
  • Lea Bihl
  • Charlotte Dupont
  • Magalie Uriot
  • Manon Ternois
  • Theo Moser
  • Emilie Pasquier
  • David Chassagnaud
  • Nada-chems Mourtaday
  • Adele Georgeot
  • Andrea Garza-enriquez
  • Jordan Cohen
  • Elysa Antoine
  • Emilie Costes


The objective of the IVEP team is to develop an integrative approach to investigate the determinants of phenotypic plasticity across different biological scales. Phenotypic plasticity is the capacity of a given genotype to produce a diversity of phenotypes in response to variations in the environment and represents one of the most important ways by which organisms adaptively respond to the environment. The IVEP team ambitions to investigate how biological entities, being cells or individuals, integrate environmental changes to produce adaptive responses and it also aims at examining how phenotypic plasticity emerges from interactions among its underlying components. 


Neural bases of social interactions in fruit flies

Foraging in C. elegans

Social behaviours in spiders

Processing of social cues in ants

Nutrition in ants

Interindividual variability in social insects

Emergent layering during neocortex development

Plasticity in slime moulds


  • Shik J, Dussutour A.
    Nutritional dimensions of invasive success
    Trends Ecology and Evolution
    2020 Jul
  • Briard L, Gourjade C, Bousquet C, Dussutour A.
    Stress signaling in acellular slime moulds and its detection by conspecifics
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
    2020 May
  • Csata E, Gautrais J, Bach A, Blanchet J, Ferrante J, Fournier F, Lévesque T, Simpson SJ, Dussutour A.
    Ant foragers compensate for the nutritional deficiencies in the colony
    Current Biology
    2020 Apr
  • Poissonnier LA, Simpson SJ, Dussutour A, Buhl J.
    Regulation of macronutrient intake in termites: a dietary self-selection experiment
    Journal of Insect Physiology.
    2020 Feb
  • Patino Ramirez F, Boussard A, Arson C, Dussutour A.
    Substrate composition directs slime molds behavior
    Scientific Reports
    2019 Dec

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Pierre LESNE (PhD in 2015), currently post doc at Texas A&M University, USA

David VOGEL (PhD in 2016), currently post doc at University of Adelaide, Australia

Kevin BERTHELOT (PhD in 2016), currently post doc at Arizona State University, USA


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