• Bastide H, Legout H, Dogbo N, Ogereau D, Prediger C, Carcaud J, Filée J, Garnery L, Gilbert C, Marion-Poll F, Requier F, Sandoz JC & Yassin A (2024) The genome of the blind bee louse fly reveals deep convergences with its social host and illuminates Drosophila origins. Current Biology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2024.01.034 
  • Policarpo M., Legendre L., Germon I., Lafargeas P., Espinasa L., Rétaux S. and Casane D.(2024) The nature and distribution of non-functional alleles suggest only two independent events at the origins of Astyanax mexicanus cavefish populations. BMC Ecology and Evolution in press
  • Policarpo M., Baldwin M., Casane D. and Salzburger W. (2024) Diversity and evolution of the vertebrate chemoreceptor gene repertoire. Nature communications 15:1421
  • Poidevin M., Mazuras N., Bontonou G., Delamotte P., Denis B., Devilliers M., Akiki P., Petit D., de Luca L., Soulie P., Gillet C., Wicker-Thomas C., Montagne J. (2024) A fatty acid anabolic pathway in specialized-cells sustains a remote signal that controls egg activation in Drosophila.PLoS Genetics. 3/14/2024, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p1-21. 21p. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1011186


  • Rodríguez-Machado S., Ponce de León J.L., Germon I., Casane D. and García-Machado E. (2023) Phylogeography of Limia vittata (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae): geographical distribution of mitochondrial haplotypes is comparable to other Cuban poeciliids. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 140(3): 459-470
  • Hyacinthe C., Attia J., Schutz E., Lego L., Casane D. and Rétaux S. (2023) Acoustic signatures in Mexican cavefish populations inhabiting different caves. PLoS ONE 18(8):e0289574
  • Valadares, L., Bueno da Silva, I., Costa-Leonardo, A.M., Sandoz, J.C. (2023). Differentiation of workers into soldiers is associated with a size reduction of higher-order brain centers in the neotropical termite Procornitermes araujoi. Scientific Reports, 13 (1), 18279, 1-11.
  • Legendre L., Rode J., Germon I., Pavie M., Quiviger C., Policarpo M., Leclercq J., Pere S., Fumey J., Hyacinthe C., Ornelas-Garcia P., Espinasa L., Retaux S. and Casane D. (2023) Genetic identification and reiterated captures suggests that the Astyanax mexicanus El Pachon cavefish population is closed and declining. Zoological Research 44(4): 701-711
  • Couto, A., Marty, S., Dawson, E.H., d’Ettorre, P., Sandoz, J.C.*, Montgomery, S.H.* (2023). Evolution of the neuronal substrate for kin recognition in social Hymenoptera. Biological Reviews, 98, 2226–2242.
  • Carcaud, J., Sandoz, J.C. (2023). Insect Neuroethology: more than behavior and neurons. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 57, 101037, 1-3.
  • Syed A.S., Sharma K., Policarpo M., Ferrando S., Casane D. and Korsching S.I. (2023) Ancient and nonuniform loss of olfactory receptor expression renders the shark nose a de facto vomeronasal organ. Molecular Biology and Evolution 40(4):msad076
  • Mariette, J., Noël, A., Louis, T., Montagné, N., Chertemps, T., Jacquin-Joly, E., Marion-Poll, F., Sandoz, J.C. (2023). Transcuticular calcium imaging as a tool for the functional study of insect odorant receptors. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 16, 1182361, 1-14.
  • Carcaud, J., Otte, M., Grünewald, B., Haase, A.*, Sandoz, J.C.*, Beye, M.* (2023). Multisite imaging of neural activity using a genetically encoded calcium sensor in the honey bee. PLoS Biology, 21(1), e3001984, 1-20.
  • Piqueret, B., Montaudon, E., Devienne, P., Leroy, C., Marangoni, E., Sandoz, J.C.*, d’Ettorre, P.* (2023). Ants act as olfactory bio-detectors of tumours in patient-derived xenograft mice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 290 (1991), 20221962, 1-8.
  • Piqueret, B., Sandoz, J.C., d’Ettorre, P. (2023). Disease detection using animal olfaction: the neglected potential of invertebrates. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 960757, 1-10.


  • Bestea, L., Paoli, M., Arrufat, P., Carcaud, J., Sandoz, J.C., Velarde, R., Giurfa, M., de Brito Sanchez, M.G. (2022). The short neuropeptide F regulates appetitive but not aversive responsiveness in a social insect. iScience, 25(1), 103619, 1-22.
  • Bestea, L., Briard, E., Carcaud, J., Sandoz, J.C., Velarde, R., Giurfa, M., de Brito Sanchez, M.G. (2022). Short neuropeptide F (sNPF) promotes the acquisition and formation of visual memories in honey bees. Biology Letters, 18, 20210520, 1-5.
  • Capela, N., Dupont, Y. L., Rortais, A., Sarmento, A., Papanikolaou, A., Topping, C. J., Arnold, G., . . . Sousa, J.P. (2022). High accuracy monitoring of honey bee colony development by a quantitative method. Journal of Apicultural Research, 1-10. doi:10.1080/00218839.2022.2098899.
  • Cholé, H., Merlin, A., Henderson, N., Paupy, E., Mahé, P., Arnold, G., Sandoz, J. C. (2022). Antenna movements as a function of odorants’ biological value in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Scientific Reports, 12, 11674, 1-16.
  • Coureaud, G., Thomas-Danguin, T., Sandoz, J.C., Wilson, D.A. (2022). Biological constraints on configural odour mixture perception. Journal of Experimental Biology, 225(6): jeb242274, 1-10.
  • Piqueret, B., Bourachot, B., Leroy, C., Devienne, P., Mechta-Grigoriou, F., d’Ettorre, P. *, Sandoz, J.C.* (2022). Ants detect cancer cells through volatile organic compounds. iScience, 25(3), 103959, 1-12.
  • Policarpo, M., Bemis, K.E., Laurenti, P., Legendre, L., Sandoz, J.C., Rétaux, S., Casane, D. (2022). Coevolution of the olfactory organ and its receptor repertoire in ray-finned fishes. BMC Biology, 20:195, 1-10.
  • Valadares, L., Vieira, B.G., Santos do Nascimento, F., Sandoz, J.C. (2022). Brain size and behavioral specialization in the jataí stingless bee (Tetragonisca angustula). Journal of Comparative Neurology, 530 (13), 2304-2314.


  • Van Helden J., Butler C.D., Achaz G., Canard B., Casane D., Claverie J.-M., Colombo F., Courtier V., Ebright R.H., Graner F., Leitenberg M., Morand S., Petrovsky N., Segreto R., Decroly E., Halloy J. (2021) An appeal for an objective, open, and transparent scientific debate about the origin of SARS-CoV-2. The Lancet 398(10309):1402–1404
  • Arnold, G. (2021). Conflicts of interest and improvement through peer review: the case of IPBES report on pollinators. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 46, 57–63.
  • Bestea, L., Réjaud, A., Sandoz, J.C., Carcaud, J., Giurfa, M., de Brito Sanchez, M. G. (2021). Peripheral Taste Detection in Honey Bees: What do Taste Receptors Respond to? European Journal of Neuroscience (in press).
  • Couto, A., Arnold, G., Ai, H., Sandoz, J.C. (2021). Interspecific variation of antennal lobe composition among four hornet species. Scientific Reports, 11, 20883, 1-12.
  • Mariette, J., Carcaud, J., Sandoz, J.C. (2021). The neuroethology of olfactory sex communication in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Cell and Tissue Research, 383, 177–194.
  • Mertes, M., Carcaud, J., Sandoz, J.C. (2021). Olfactory coding in the antennal lobe of the bumble bee Bombus terrestris. Scientific Reports, 11, 10947, 1-14.
  • Policarpo M., Bemis K.E., Tyler J.C., Metcalfe C.J., Laurenti P., Sandoz J.C., Rétaux S. and Casane D. (2021). Evolutionary dynamics of the OR gene repertoire in teleost fishes: evidence of an association with changes in olfactory epithelium shape. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 38(9), 3742-3753.
  • Sallard E., Halloy J., Casane D., Decroly E., van Helden J. (2021) Tracing the origins of SARS-COV-2 in coronavirus phylogenies: a review. Environmental Chemistry Letters published online Feb 4:1–17
  • Policarpo M., Fumey J., Lafargeas P., Naquin D., Thermes C., Naville M., Dechaud C., Volff J.-N., Cabau C., Klopp C., Møller P.R., Bernatchez L., García-Machado E., Rétaux S. and Casane D. (2021) Contrasting gene decay in subterranean vertebrates: insights from cavefishes and fossorial mammals. Molecular Biology and Evolution 38(2):589–605


  • Lai, Y., Despouy, E., Sandoz, J.C., Su, S., de Brito Sanchez, G., Giurfa, M. (2020). Degradation of an appetitive olfactory memory via devaluation of sugar reward is mediated by 5-HT 2 signaling in the honey bee. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 107278, 1-13.
  • Wycke, M.A. Coureaud, G., Thomas-Danguin, T., Sandoz, J.C. (2020). Configural perception of a binary olfactory mixture in honey bees as in humans, rodents and newborn rabbits. Journal of Experimental Biology 223, jeb22761, 1-12.
  • Aribi N., Denis B., Kilani-Morakchi S., Joly D. (2020)  Azadirachtin, a natural pesticide with multiple effects Medecine/Science 36(1):44-49


  • Cholé, H., Carcaud, J., Mazeau, H., Famié, S., Arnold, G., Sandoz, J.C. (2019). Social contact acts as appetitive reinforcement and supports associative learning in honeybees. Current Biology, 29(8), 1407-1413.
  • Junca, P., Garnery, L., Sandoz, J.C. (2019). Genotypic trade-off between appetitive and aversive capacities in honeybees. Scientific Reports (in press).
  • Piqueret, B., Sandoz, J.C., d’Ettorre, P. (2019). Ants learn fast and do not forget: olfactory associative learning and extinction in Formica fusca. Royal Society Open Science, 6: 190778, 1-11.
  • Yanagawa, A., Couto, A., Sandoz, J.C., Hata, T., Mitra, A., Ali Agha, M., Marion-Poll, F. (2019). LPS perception through a taste-induced reflex in Drosophila. Journal of Insect Physiology, 112, 39-47.


  • Bastin, F., Couto, A. , Larcher, V., Phiancharoen, M., Koeniger, G., Koeniger, N., Sandoz, J.C. (2018). Marked inter-specific differences in the neuroanatomy of the male olfactory system of honey bees (genus Apis). Journal of Comparative Neurology, 526, 3020-3034.
  • Brand, P., Larcher, V., Couto, A., Sandoz J.C.*, Ramirez, S.* (2018). Sexual dimorphism in visual and olfactory brain centers in the perfume-collecting orchid bee Euglossa dilemma (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Journal of Comparative Neurology, 526, 2068–2077.
  • Carcaud, J., Giurfa, M., Sandoz J.C. (2018). Differential processing by two olfactory subsystems in the honeybee brain. Neuroscience, 378, 33-48.
  • Mancini, N., Giurfa, M., Sandoz J.C., Avarguès-Weber, A. (2018). Aminergic neuromodulation of associative visual learning in harnessed honey bees. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 155, 556-567.
  • Monceau, K., Arca, M., Leprêtre, L., Bonnard, O., Arnold, G., Thiéry, D. (2018). How Apis mellifera behaves with its invasive hornet predator Vespa velutina. Journal of Insect Behavior, 31, 1-11.
  • Oulhaci, C.M., Denis, B., Kilani-Morakchi, S., Sandoz, J.C., Kaiser-Arnaud, L., Joly, D., Aribi, N. (2018). Azadirachtin effects on mating success, gametic abnormalities and progeny survival in Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera). Pest Management Science, 74, 174-180.


  • « Les abeilles face au risque toxique », Editors: Charnet, P, Sandoz, J.C., Collet, C. (2022), CNRS Editions (450 p)

Chapitres d’ouvrages

  • Noël, A., Sandoz, J.C. (2022) La colonie d’abeilles : un système complexe et fragile. In: Collet, C., Sandoz, J.C., Charnet, P. (eds). Les abeilles face au risque toxique. CNRS Editions, 43-64.
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