Evolution and behaviour

 04/02/2021 -  EGCE
In the department “Evolution and behaviour” our research is about diversity and evolution of food, locomotary, sexual and social bahaviour in model species of animals, insects and fishes.

Head :
Frédéric Marion-Poll (AgroParisTech)



  • Carcaud J. , Sandoz JC. . (2023) INSECT NEUROETHOLOGY: MORE THAN BEHAVIOR AND NEURONS. Curr Opin Insect Sci, 101037
  • Carcaud J. , Otte M., Grünewald B., Haase A., Sandoz JC. , Beye M.. (2023) Multisite imaging of neural activity using a genetically encoded calcium sensor in the honey bee. PLoS Biol, 1 (21) e3001984
  • Piqueret B., Montaudon Élodie., Devienne P., Leroy C., Marangoni E., Sandoz JC. , d'Ettorre P.. (2023) Ants act as olfactory bio-detectors of tumours in patient-derived xenograft mice. Proc Biol Sci, 1991 (290) 20221962
  • Bestea L., Briard E., Carcaud J. , Sandoz JC. , Velarde R., Giurfa M., de Brito Sanchez MG.. (2022) The short neuropeptide F (sNPF) promotes the formation of appetitive visual memories in honey bees. Biol Lett, 2 (18) 20210520
  • Bestea L., Paoli M., Arrufat P., Ronsin B., Carcaud J. , Sandoz JC. , Velarde R., Giurfa M., Gabriela de Brito Sanchez M.. (2022) Unraveling the motivational secrets of honey bee foraging during the COVID pandemic. iScience, 4 (25) 104116
  • Cholé H., Merlin A., Henderson N., Paupy E., Mahé P., Arnold G., Sandoz JC. . (2022) Antenna movements as a function of odorants' biological value in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Sci Rep, 1 (12) 11674
  • Coureaud G., Thomas-Danguin T., Sandoz JC. , Wilson DA.. (2022) Biological constraints on configural odour mixture perception. J Exp Biol, 6 (225) jeb242274
  • Piqueret B., Bourachot B., Leroy C., Devienne P., Mechta-Grigoriou F., d'Ettorre P., Sandoz JC. . (2022) Ants detect cancer cells through volatile organic compounds. iScience, 3 (25) 103959
  • Policarpo M., Bemis KE., Laurenti P., Legendre L., Sandoz JC. , Rétaux S., Casane D. . (2022) Coevolution of the olfactory organ and its receptor repertoire in ray-finned fishes. BMC Biol, 1 (20) 195
  • Valadares L., Vieira BG., Santos do Nascimento F., Sandoz JC. . (2022) Brain size and behavioral specialization in the jataí stingless bee (Tetragonisca angustula). J Comp Neurol, 13 (530) 2304-2314
  • Bestea L., Réjaud A., Sandoz JC. , Carcaud J. , Giurfa M., de Brito Sanchez MG.. (2021) Peripheral taste detection in honey bees: What do taste receptors respond to?. Eur J Neurosci, 2 (54) 4417-4444
  • Bestea L., Paoli M., Arrufat P., Ronsin B., Carcaud J. , Sandoz JC. , Velarde R., Giurfa M., de Brito Sanchez MG.. (2022) The short neuropeptide F regulates appetitive but not aversive responsiveness in a social insect. iScience, 1 (25) 103619
  • Couto A., Arnold G., Ai H., Sandoz JC. . (2021) Interspecific variation of antennal lobe composition among four hornet species. Sci Rep, 1 (11) 20883
  • Mariette J., Carcaud J. , Sandoz JC. . (2021) The neuroethology of olfactory sex communication in the honeybee Apis mellifera L. Cell Tissue Res, 1 (383) 177-194
  • Mertes M., Carcaud J. , Sandoz JC. . (2021) Olfactory coding in the antennal lobe of the bumble bee Bombus terrestris. Sci Rep, 1 (11) 10947
  • Policarpo M., Bemis KE., Tyler JC., Metcalfe CJ., Laurenti P., Sandoz JC. , Rétaux S., Casane D. . (2021) Evolutionary Dynamics of the OR Gene Repertoire in Teleost Fishes: Evidence of an Association with Changes in Olfactory Epithelium Shape. Mol Biol Evol, 9 (38) 3742-3753
  • Lai Y., Despouy E., Sandoz JC. , Su S., de Brito Sanchez MG., Giurfa M.. (2020) Degradation of an appetitive olfactory memory via devaluation of sugar reward is mediated by 5-HT signaling in the honey bee. Neurobiol Learn Mem, (173) 107278
  • Wycke MA., Coureaud G., Thomas-Danguin T., Sandoz JC. . (2020) Configural perception of a binary olfactory mixture in honey bees, as in humans, rodents and newborn rabbits. J Exp Biol, Pt 21 (223) jeb227611
  • Cholé H., Carcaud J. , Mazeau H., Famié S., Arnold G., Sandoz JC. . (2019) Social Contact Acts as Appetitive Reinforcement and Supports Associative Learning in Honeybees. Curr Biol, 8 (29) 1407-1413.e3
  • Carcaud J. , Giurfa M., Sandoz JC. . (2018) Differential Processing by Two Olfactory Subsystems in the Honeybee Brain. Neuroscience, (374) 33-48