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Biosphera : who are we?


Biosphera:  Biology, Society, Ecology & Environment, Resources, Agriculture & Food Science

Open to the international community, Biosphera offers a fundamental and applied research and training programme (Masters and PhD), dedicated to the interactions between living organisms and their environments, in order to respond to the challenges linked to the future of the biosphere and our societies. Biosphera's themes focus on living organisms, their evolution, whether natural or in response to various disturbances, and their adaptive capacities, from an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of living organisms and their interactions with the biotic and abiotic environment. Socio-ecosystems and their resilience, in relation to the economic, social and political dimensions of adaptation to global change, are also studied. Biosphera addresses cross-cutting issues relating to agroecology, the bioeconomics and global health (One World - One Health).

Biosphera is involved in a wide range of disciplines: animal and plant biology, ecology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, microbiology, food and nutrition science, soil science, climate science and its link to the biosphere, economics, social and management science, bioinformatics, mathematics and applied computing.

Biosphera aims to:

  • Make our degrees, graduates, research and innovation visible and valuable at local, national and international levels
  • Develop partnerships and joint ventures within its sector and with the other Graduate Schools at Université Paris-Saclay


Eight themes are at the heart of Biosphera


Biosphera: Key figures

Institutions & stakeholders

Biosphera is led by 7 stakeholders from Université Paris-Saclay

  • 1 engineering school: AgroParisTech (Biosphera co-ordinator)
  • 1 academic school: School of Science, Université Paris-Saclay
  • 2 associated institutions: Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin,
  • 3 national research organisations INRAE, CNRS, CEA




Institutions and interdisciplinary projects

Biosphera brings together 31 laboratories affiliated with Université Paris-Saclay, organised into scientific communities on various topics and long-term projects:

  • C-BASC (Interdisciplinary project – Biodiversity, Agro-ecosystems, Society and Climate)
  • CLAND (Convergence Institute on Climate Change and Land-Management Systems)
  • EUR-SPS (Paris-Saclay Plant Sciences – University School of Research)
  • IDEAS (Initiative for Design in Agrifood Systems)
  • IDEEV ((Institute for the Diversity, Ecology and Evolution of the Living World)
  • SayFood, PNCA & PSAE laboratories in the fields of food science, nutrition and health
  • SAPS (Animal Sciences Paris-Saclay Network)



Director: Benoît Gabrielle (AgroParisTech)

Deputy Research Director: Claire Rogel-Gaillard (INRAE)

Deputy Education Director: Sophie Nadot (Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay)

Deputy Delegate Research and Education Director : Stéphane Bazot (Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay)

Education Manager: Sophie Timlin

Research Manager: Alexandre Henry

Steering & Communication: Frédérique Delville

International Relations : Pascale Chavatte-Palmer (INRAE)

Open Science: Rafael Muñoz-Tamayo (INRAE)

Shared platforms and systems: Claudia Bevilacqua (INRAE) & Bertrand Gakière (Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay)

Participatory sciences: Gwenola Yannou-Le Bris (SayFood) & Emmanuelle Baudry (ESE)

Habilitation to direct research correspondent: Emmanuelle Baudry (Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay) & Loïc Rajjou (AgroParisTech)

Doctorate Correspondent: Ivan Sache (AgroParisTech)

Institut Pascal Correspondent: Gwendal Restoux (INRAE)