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Mini-symposium of the new PhD students at DEPE

Last update: : Friday 18 September 2015, by Catherine Berger

Date : Jeudi 24 septembre 2015 à 13h30
Lieu : Amphithéâtre Marguerite Perey, bâtiment 01

In this mini-symposium, all PhD students that started at the DEPE will present their topic shortly during a presentation of 5-10min, followed by a short discussion. This is an opportunity for the new PhD students to introduce themselves, and for everybody at DEPE to learn about the new PhD projects that just started.

After the presentations, there will be drinks and snacks and the opportunity to meet, talk and discuss.

Amandine Ramos, 2nd year PhD student

Collective decision making during group movements in North-American plain bison (Bison bison).

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In some social animal species, some individuals are more likely to initiate group movements. These “leaders” may be characterized by a specific sex, a greater age or a particular physiological status. To better understand the leadership process in ungulates, we investigate the plain bison group movements. Our results could also provide essential information to control the movement of herds, hence reducing conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Laureline Chaise, 2nd year PhD student

Thermal Ecology and social thermoregulation of Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) during their moult.

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We suppose that physiological and behavioral adaptations linked to huddling during the moult may be affected by individuals’ body condition and local climate changes. Our main objectives are to determine how elephant seals behave during the moult and cope with this energetic stress in accordance with weather conditions on land. This study will allow us to better understand how organisms are actually capable of getting used to their environment in the present context of global changes.

Antony Damiot, first year PhD student

Functional and metabolic consequences of ectopic fat storage during bed rest in Humans

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The aim of our topic is to study functional and metabolic adaptations on healthy volunteers in space simulation by head down bed rest model. Along a 60-day bed rest study, patients will ingest anti-inflammatory and antioxidant cocktail as a countermeasure. We expect the mixture to prevent and/or reduce the glucose intolerance and improve oxidative defences induced by bed-rest associated physical inactivity.