PHC Finlay

2019 to 2020
Program type
Regional - National
Scientific cooperation
Central America and the Caribbean

People involved

PHC-Carlos Finlay, France-Cuba « Growth hormone secretagogues and fish neuro-immuno-endocrinology for sustainable aquaculture and conservation »


The project in the field of neuro-immuno-endocrinology concerns the neuropeptides initially discovered as growth hormone secretagogues and aims at investigating their multiple roles in the interactions between growth, metabolism, reproduction and immunity. Biological models are actinopterygian fishes of interest for phylogeny, biodiversity conservation and aquaculture.

Project coordinators:

  • France : S Dufour, CNRS, BOREA, MNHN, Paris ;
  • Cuba : R. Martinez, CIGB, La Havane
Funding: Campus France, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères​

- Centro de Ingeniera Genetica y Biotecnologia (CIGB), La Habana, Cuba (Dr Rebeca MARTINEZ ; Liz HERNANDEZ)

- UMR SEBIO (Stress environnementaux et BIOsurveillance des milieux aquatiques), Université du Havre (Dr Salima AROUA)