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Who we are

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Key Figures

• A research collective including  260 scientists and engineers, 170 technicians, 35 administrative agents.

•  More than 350 publications per year including more than half with international partners. 

•  135 research contracts (50 national, 25 European, 1 Labex, 1 Labcom, 1 Future investment, 20 projects cofinanced by animal sector partners, 11 contracts with the industry, 4 projects financed by the region, approximately twenty service contracts).

Carte SAPS 2015. © INRA
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Our Objectives

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© INRA, Inra
  • To promote efficient farming systems that respect the environment 
  • To develop interactions between research on farm animals, animal models and human and animal health
  • To speed up the development of predictive biology approaches (Big data, modeling)
  • To contribute to the science-society dialogue and fulfill society's expectations 

Our Resources and Experimental Equipment

Nine Research Units

Three Experimental Units (Local Committee for Animal Experimentation COMETHEA)

Original and Shared Experimental Facilities

  • Imaging Core Facilities MIMA2 : cell imaging, classical and confocal microscopy, image analysis.
  • Biological Emerging in vivo Imaging Core Facilities : 4D analysis of biological images and image reconstruction.
  • @BRIDGe Animal Biological REsources for Integrated and Digital Genomics Core Facilities  : biological resource center, genomics, microgenomics.
  • Animal interventional Imaging Core Facilities (CR2i).
  • Dedicated Technical Laboratories :  P3 confinement laboratories - meeting international standards for biosecurity and biosafety; "Homologous" Laboratory for genome editting in non-rodent mammals ; breeding and signaling and infection devices, high-throughput detection of pathogens in ticks ; histology.

Future Investments

The infrastructure project, CRB-Anim, whose objective is to integrate and reinforce the biological resource centers that conserve reproductive and genomic material for domestic animals, mammals, birds, fish and shellfish in France. Logo CRB ANIM. © INRA
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Reference International Infrastructures

One of SAPS members is a reference laboratory designated by the World Health Organization for brucellosis and mycobacteria. This same laboratory is also a European reference laboratory.