The life sciences community of Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) was created in the early 1970s with a particular strive for excellence in ion transport biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular genetics and signaling.
This led to a worldwide recognition and the creation of new scientific and medical campuses in Nice and Sophia-Antipolis. The arrival of new groups enlarged the scope towards model systems for development, pathophysiology, neurosciences, chronic diseases - such as cancer or diabetes, and more recently aging. There has also been a spectacular expansion in ecology of interactions and biological control thanks to the strong input of INRA in Antibes and Sophia-Antipolis.