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Nutrition & Health Sciences

The Nutrition & Health Sciences Department carries out multidisciplinary activities and is involved in business development and technology transfer in the fields of nutrition, food and health.

Our Nutrition & Health Sciences Department has developed extensive expertise in scientific research. The focus of its work ranges from the genome to the cell and from pre-clinical trials to clinical research.

  • Nutrition, food and health
  • Physiology of the major functions
  • Digestive physiology and pharmacology, food safety
  • Toxicology and risk analysis
  • Immunology and immunonutrition
  • Biotechnology and molecular diagnostics
  • Molecular biology
  • Nutritional genomics and applied bioinformatics
  • Microbiology
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Epidemiological statistics
  • Human nutrition pre-clinical and clinical trials
Associated scientific and technological facilities

The department uses state-of-the-art scientific infrastructures for its research, including:


Examples of projects and achievements
  • VECTRAL project (*): The effect of using butyric acid in animal feed.
  • PIB project: The effect of prebiotics on the composition and activity of gut flora in healthy subjects: assessment of digestive tolerance.
  • GOS project: The role of oligosaccharides in preventing obesity.
  • ANTI TACH project (*): Multifunctional nanostructured coatings.
  • SPIRULINA project (**): The benefits of spirulina for the ocular ability of quails, which can be susceptible to nutritional imbalance.
  • NUTRIOSE project: Study of the effect of the soluble fiber Nutriose on stimulating digestive immunity and preventing TNBS-induced colitis in piglets.
  • ETAMIN project (***): The effect of heat treatments of food on the modulation of colonic inflammatory response.
  • FEROR project: The impact of moderate iron excess on immune function and inflammatory response in the intestine: the role of the intestinal ecosystem.
  • ModSysBio program: Modeling Biological Systems. Modeling genetic and metabolic networks of monocarbons, impact on the transmethylation of DNA.
  • Developing a natural model of intrauterine growth restriction to research fetal and perinatal programming.
  • Developing a model of inflammatory colitis in piglets (*): Collaborative project with EUREKA/ANR (French National Research Agency)
    (**): ALGOHUB European project; ICARE European project
    (***): Picardy Regional Project
Our partners
Academic partners:
  • American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Audencia
  • Lille 1 University
  • University of Lomé (Togo)
  • BOKU University (Vienna)
  • University of Picardy Jules Verne (UPJV)
  • Saint Joseph University (Lebanon)
  • University of Technology of Compiègne
  • Béthune University Institute of Technology …
  • Amiens University Hospital
  • Rouen University Hospital
  • Beauvais Hospital …


Institutions and Associations:
  • Jérôme Lejeune Foundation
  • Oise Cancer League Committee
  • Picardy Regional Council
  • MSA Oise
  • OSEO …
Research organizations:
  • French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS)
  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
  • French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm)
  • Institut Pasteur in Lille …
Competitive clusters:
  • Cereal Valley
  • Industries and Agro-Resources (IAR)
We proudly work with:

Ajinomoto*, Bonduelle, Candia, Cosucra*, Institut Klorane, Lessafre, Olygose, Orafti, Pierre Fabre, Roquette, SEB, Solabia, Techna, ULICE, Witaxos

* based outside France