Ta Ma Ra is the acronym for the scientific friendship that has united François Taddei, Ivan Matic and Miroslav Radman since 1991. Ta Ma Ra’s lab , U1001 (ex U571) from INSERM (French Medical Research Council), is located in the center of Paris.

"None of us alone is more intelligent than all of us together"

In the spirit of this japanese proverb, collaborators from all disciplines (math, physics, chemistry, computer science, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, medicine…) have always been welcome to join the lab to tackle ambitious questions which have so far included :

> Causes and consequences of variability during DNA, RNA and protein synthesis
> Ecology and Evolution of bacteria and their viruses and hosts
> Medical implications (infectious diseases, cancer, aging)