The IAM Department


The INRAE / Université de Lorraine Joint Research Unit 1136 “Interactions Arbres – Microorganismes” (IAM) studies the biology and ecology of interactions between micro-organisms and forest trees.

The ultimate goals of these projects are to improve our knowledge and our understanding of the interactions that take place between trees, fungi and bacteria, and that contribute to the sustainable functioning of forest ecosystems.

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The Department headed by Pascal Frey is organized into three teams:

and is supported by technical platforms

The three teams are geographically located on two sites:

The SRRR team is located in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy.
Université de Lorraine
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
boulevard des aiguillettes
54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy – FRANCE

The EGI and EFPF teams are located in Champenoux.
Centre INRAE Grand Est Nancy
Route d’Amance
54280 Champenoux – FRANCE


IAM is member of the Lab of Excellence for Advanced Research on the Biology of TRee and Forest Ecosystems (ARBRE)


credit : IAM logo designed by Mark Perring