From September 1, the direction of the French Institute of Pondicherry shall be handed over to Dr. Blandine Ripert ( I am going back to my professorship at the university of Paris Nanterre. I seize this opportunity to thank those of you who have supported the activities of the IFP during all the four years of my so exciting tenure. No doubt, those who worked with us shall continue  in the future to find in the IFP a solid partner, with high level research, better leverage of our collections and more action for citizen science and the civil society. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team !