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Sophia-Antipolis Laboratory

Address : Les Templiers, 105, route des Chappes, BP 111 06902 Sophia-Antipolis

Phone : + 33 (0) 4 92 94 37 00

Manager : Richard Thièry

The Sophia-Antipolis Laboratory specialises in the study of diseases of ruminants and bees. It employs nearly thirty people and its research focuses primarily on Q fever, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), ruminant pestiviruses, and the major diseases and poisoning phenomena affecting bees.

It helps to improve the health of sheep, goats, cattle and bees. It studies their main diseases and their modes of transmission from field observations. It develops diagnostic tools and preventive measures.


As the reference laboratory for several diseases of ruminants, and for bee health (diseases and pesticide poisoning), it provides scientific and technical support to the veterinary services: sample analysis, provision of reference reagents, monitoring of analytical quality in field laboratories, expert appraisal of commercially available diagnostic tools, etc.


The laboratory is also involved in post-graduate teaching and practical training in biotechnology, cellular engineering and bee health management.