Visuel d'identité scientifique du centre de Jouy-en-Josas- IllustrationWEBjouy

Our research priorities

Updated on 07/20/2015
Published on 10/31/2013

On the intersection of agronomy and biomedicine for research, the INRA Jouy-en-Josas Centre pursues research in livestock, foods and microbes to improve human food safety, human and animal health, and farm sustainability.

The Centre’s mission is to develop scientific knowledge and to pursue innovation. In hosting more than 150 doctoral students, it also actively contributes both to training young scientists and to furthering research. The Centre’s work focuses on animal biology, microbiology, and food science. It brings together mathematicians and computer scientists to understand complex biological mechanisms and to predict how living systems operate at different scales. Results benefit a wide range of stakeholders. The Centre’s teams work to bring basic and applied knowledge together, exploring diversity and variability, from the molecule to the individual in its environment.

The Centre draws on a wide range of internationally recognised partners that offer opportunities to develop interdisciplinary research :

  • the institute Micalis for health research in food microbiology
  • Science & Animal Paris-Saclay, for animal sciences
  • centres for food science and engineering, and for mathematics and bioinformatics.

Drawing on these strengths, the Centre is a major player in life sciences at the Paris-Saclay University, and continues to collaborate with the Alfort Veterinary School and the Île-de-France Research Institute for Human Nutrition (CNRH).

        

Repas familial.. © INRA, MAITRE Christophe
© INRA, MAITRE Christophe
Chèvres du troupeau de Bressonvilliers.. © INRA, NORMANT Sophie
© INRA, NORMANT Sophie
Coupe d'intestin humain au niveau de son épithélium. L'intestin chez l'homme est très dynamique et se renouvelle constamment en surface. Ce mécanisme prend naissance au niveau de cellules souches, situées à la base des replis de l'intestin (cellules de couleur marron) , qui progressent vers la surface pour remplacer les plus anciennes (zone bleue-gris clair de surface). L'intestin se remet ainsi à neuf en l'espace d'une semaine pour garantir au quotidien son efficacité dans son rôle de filtre, faisant barrière aux intrus tout en permettant l'absorption des nutriments et de l'eau.. © INRA, CARTIER Christel
© INRA, CARTIER Christel
Manipulation à la paillasse dans l'UMR (ANSES-INRA-ENVA) de virologie à l'ENVA de Maisons-Alfort.. © INRA, NICOLAS Bertrand
© INRA, NICOLAS Bertrand