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The BIA Unit is composed of 7 thematic research teams, a logistics group, and an analytical platform certified to ISO9001. Analytical devices dedicated to protein purification and antibody production and an experimental bakery completes the Unit's facilities.
  • Key figures:
    • 120 permanent members : 70 researchers and engineers, 50 technical and administrative staff members
    • 30 phD fellows, 20 post-Doctoral fellows
    • Per Year: 10 contractual members, 30 students
  • Executive:
Head Manager

Bernard Cathala

Bernard Cathala
Assistant Managers

Johnny Beaugrand      Hélène Rogniaux     Marie-Hélène Ropers

Executive Secretary

Florence Le Bihan

Florence Lebihan
Research Teams 

Allergy to Food
Proteins (ALL)


Marie Bodinier

M Bodinier

Assemblies (NANO)


Isabelle Capron

Isabelle CAPRON

Polyphenols, Reactivity, Processes (PRP)


Sylvain Guyot

S Guyot

Lipoprotein and polysaccharide-protein structures(ELIPS)     

Bénédicte Bakan


  Interfaces and dispersed Systems (ISD)


Alain Riaublanc

Alain Riaublanc

 Materials, creation & behaviour (MC2)


Denis Lourdin

Denis Lourdin

   Plant cell wall and

parietal polymers (PVPP)


A.L. Chateigner-Boutin      Estelle Bonnin

Analytical and technical devices

BIBS Platform

                  Protein Purification facility           

       Experimental Bakery

Sophie Le Gall

Sophie Le Gall

Véronique Solé

Véronique Solé

Hubert Chiron

Hubert Chiron
Logistics group

The logistics group is made up of the administrative and technical staff. It includes the secretariat services, a financial management pole, a centre for the design and manufacture of scientific instrumentation accessories, IT supporters and  communication officers.