January 20 at the IGFL: From the Ocean to the Laboratory - Meeting with marine model organisms
On Saturday January 20, 2024 at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL), 32 avenue Tony Garnier (15 minutes walk from Tara) - 3 groups of 15 people, visits at 10:30 am, 13:30 pm and 15:30 pm.
Discovering the oceans, Tara, the scientific boat of the Tara Océan Foundation, has sailed the world's oceans to observe and collect living organisms in their natural environment, and share scientific knowledge with as many people as possible. Encountering these millions of organisms in the Ocean is essential to understanding how they live and interact in nature. To study these organisms in greater detail, researchers have brought a small number of species back to the laboratory, where they can study them in a controlled environment using state-of-the-art equipment. These animals and algae, known as model organisms, are the organisms researchers know best.
Join us at the IGFL for a face-to-face meeting with these marine organisms, and to discuss the questions we have and see some of the experiments we are implementing to answer them. Come and meet brown algae, sea anemones, flatworms and segmented worms, crustaceans, sea urchins and amphioxus alongside us.
Recommended for ages 6 to 99, PRM-compatible.
Duration: 1 hour