Video | IRSEA presentation

IRSEA is a private research institute dedicated to the study of the behaviour of animals and humans, their interactions and especially their chemical communication.

First called Pherosynthesis, before becoming the Institute for Research in Semiochemistry and Applied Ethology - Pherosynthesis and finally the IRSEA in November 2010.

Behind this change in name, there is a change in IRSEA's commitments.

In addition to fundamental and applied research, university training has been associated with it.

This new involvement first concerned training through research for thesis and master's students, then finally the participation and implementation of continuing education and degree programs in collaboration with partner universities.

  • Today, the IRSEA has become a leading player in the field of research and training at the international level.

The will to interact with the whole living world

In order to achieve harmonious and functional co-existence, IRSEA never works to seek coercive solutions, methods of eradication, but on the contrary to coexistence and sharing of the world we have.


A requirement of excellence

With the constant concern for the personal fulfilment of the members of our teams, through a very collegial organization and with a desire to facilitate personal fulfilment (for example in sponsoring their sports or artistic passions) and professional fulfilment (encouragement and facilitation of university courses).


Believing in the importance of education and access to higher education

By welcoming students from all over the world in a comfortable and economically secure environment (provision of accommodation, financing of registration fees or fees for attending congresses in France and abroad) and by providing them with a real preparation for the exam, for the defense


Making the tools and methods that emerged from the work of IRSEA accessible

To make available to countries and populations the tools and methods of IRSEA work to those who need it but do not necessarily have the economic means.



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