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Marie-France Pilet

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bacterial interactions, biopreservation, lactic acid bacteria, seafood

Sandrine Guillou

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Research engineer

Deputy head

microbiological safety of food, risk assessment, innovative process

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Isabelle Clouet-Retureau

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Budget manager INRAE

Isabelle Clouet-Retureau
Valérie Anthoine

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Veterinary and food microbiology

alérie Anthoine
Géraldine Boué

Tel. +33 (0)2 40 68 28 01 / +33(0)2 51 78 55 23


Assistant professor

Risk-benefit assessment of food, food safety

Agnès Bouju-Albert

Tel. +33 (0)2 40 68 78 70



Lenaig Brulé

Tel. +33 (0)2 40 68 40 53



Jean-Michel Cappelier

Tel. +33 (0)2 40 68 76 82



Food safety, Foodborne diseases, Campylobacter, Virulence, Meat Inspection

Jean-Michel Cappelier
Emmanuel Jaffrès

Tel. +33 (0)2 51 78 55 42 / +33 (0)2 40 68 76 90


Assistant professor

microbial ecosystems, microbiology, molecular biology, food spoilage

Emmanuel Jaffres
Jeanne-Marie Membré

Tel. +33 (0)2 40 68 40 58


Research engineer

predictive microbiology, quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA), food safety

Nicolas Moriceau

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Nicolas Moriceau
Nabila Haddad

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Assistant professor

Campylobacter, stress responses (oxygen and cold), ribonucleases

Nabila Haddad
Hervé Prévost

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food safety, lactic acid bacteria, redox potential

Hervé Prévost
Sandrine Rezé

Tel.+33 (0)2 40 68 77 49


Veterinary and food bacteriology, molecular biology

Sofia Strubbia

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Assistant professor

One Health, food safety

Sofia_Strubbia (002)
Raouf Tareb

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Assistant professor

Bacterial communication, functional genomics, surface proteome, directed mutagenesis

Monique Zagorec

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Research Director

genetics, genomics, bacterial physiology, bacterial interactions

Tanveer Munir

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Assistant professor

Sophie Hautefeuille

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phD student (2022-2025)

phD thesis: Characterization of the interactions between the microbiota of broiler meat and the pathogen Campylobacter jejuni

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Pauline Mombert

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phD student (2022-2025)

phD thesis:Multi-criteria assessment of the health benefit / risk of heavily vegetated diets

Francis Lauriau

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phD student (2021-2024)

phD thesis: Influence of slaughtering practices and especially chilling on the persistence of Campylobacter in French slaughterhouses

Francis trombinoscope (002)
Chrysanthi Champidou

phD student (2021-2024)

PhD thesis: Microbial inactivation and regrowth

Antoine Gaillac

Tel. +33 (0)2 40 68 76 79


phD student (2020-2024)

PhD thesis: Biofilm formation on surfaces by Brochothrix thermosphacta, a major food spoilage bacterium

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 Boris Misery

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Assistant professor

Microbial ecology

Rodney Feliciano

Tel. +33 (0)2 40 68 76 79


PhD student (2019-2022)

PhD thesis: To develop a Quantitative Microbial Exposure Assessment (QMEA) model to assess the impact of key process steps on both risk for human health and commercial sterility failure rate, and identify mitigation strategies to overall minimize microbial risk and environmental impact


Former scientific members of the unit

Permanent members

Non permanent members

Morgane Nennig

PhD student (2018-2022)

PhD thesis: Population structure and phenotypical traits of Campylobacter jejuni circulating in Luxembourg

Michel Federighi

Professor at Vet school in Maisons-Alfort

Catherine Magras

Retired professor

Food and animal safety

Aurélien Maillet

Molecular Microbiologist Senior Scientist at Mars

PhD student (2017-2021)

PhD thesis: Characterize environmental microbiota in food factories in order to control and anticipate microbiological contamination of products (smoked salmon)

Albert Rossero

Study Engineer

Juliana de Oliveira Mota

Scientific and technical project manager at National Agency for Health Security - Anses

PhD student (2016-2020)

PhD thesis : Health Risk-Benefit assessment associated with preperation and consumption of beef meat. Methodological approach

Nicolas Helsens

PhD student (2017-2020)

PhD thesis: Characterization of bacterial communities and antibiotic resistance genes in farmed fish - Application to the control of microbial and environmental contamination in the smoked salmon production chain

Vincent Tesson

Technical consultant in innovation financing at Sogedev

Post-Doctoral researcher (2019 - 2020)

Microbiological risk assessment of meat

Ngoc-Du Luong

Researcher at Anses

PhD student (2017-2020)

PhD thesis: Better understand the microbiological deterioration of fresh sausages through the prism of modeling

Odile Tresse


Adaptation of Campylobacter

Odile Tresse
Benjamin Duqué

Project manager at Actalia France

PhD student (2016-2019)

PhD thesis: Quantification of the level of Campylobacter jejuni contamination in the poultry chain - Influence of strain variability and cell history

Norman Wiernasz

Project manager at Biofortis, Merieux Nutrisciences, France

PhD student (2015-2019)

PhD thesis: Improving the quality and safety of seafood through barrier technology, including biopreservation. Study of the impacts on microbial ecosystems

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Laurent Marché

Scientific mediation and communication for the MICA department of INRAE

Microbial interactions, Genomics, Proteomics, Participatory science, communication

Laurent Marché
Xavier Dousset

Retired professor

Food microbial ecology, food preservation methods, Campylobacter inhibitory lactic acid bacteria

Xavier Dousset
Alizée Guérin

Research engineer in microbiology safety at Soredab, La Boissière Ecole, France

Post-doctorant researcher (2017-2018)

Campylobacter complexome, Proteomics

Nassima Illikoud

Postdoctoral researcher at UMR INRAE STLO, Rennes, France

PhD student (2014-2018)

PhD thesis: Characterization of genes involved in the expression of food spoilage potential in Brochothrix thermosphacta

Manuel Saint-Cyr

Laboratory manager at Mix Buffet,  Saint Brieuc, France

Post-doctoral researcher (2014-2016)

Campylobacter, virulence/colonization, anti-Campylobacter bacteriocin

Amélie Rouger

PhD in food microbiology Project manager in Microbiology at Naturex part of Givaudan, Explore Food ingredients

PhD student (2013-2017)

PhD thesis:Description and behavior of bacterial communities in chicken meat stored under modified atmosphere

Mihanta Ramaroson

English lecturer

Assistant-Engineer (2015-2016)

biopreservation, lactic acid bacteria, meat products, high pressure processing

Vicky Bronnec

Postdoctoral researcher at Umeå University, Sweden

PhD student (2012-2016)

PhD thesis: Study of the response of Campylobacter jejuni to oxidative stress: example of the aerotolerant strain C. Jejuni Bf: Integrated phenotypic, genomic and ChIP-Seq approaches to better understand the aerotolerance of this strain

Taous Saraoui

Researcher at Biovitis (Greentech), Clermont-Ferrand, France

PhD student (2012-2016)

PhD thesis: Mechanisms of interactions between a bioprotective bacterium Lactococcus piscium CNCM I-4031 and the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes

Tereza (Pilchová) Fiedlerová

Bioanalyst at Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics ve společnosti synlab, Czech Republic 

PhD student (2011-2016)

PhD thesis: Biofilm, virulence and  control strategies of Listeria monocytogenes

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Ramila Rodrigues

Post-doctoral researcher at the Federal University of Viçosa

PhD student (2012-2015)

PhD thesis: Determination of oxygen detoxification pathways by omic approach in Campylobacter jejuni Bf, an air-tolerant strain

Hanka Turonova

Researcher/lecturer at UCT Prague Czech Republic

PhD student (2011-2015)

PhD thesis:Adaptation of Campylobacter to food environment

Benoît Remenant

Project manager in Laboratory of Vegetal Health (LSV), ANSES, Angers, France


Post-doctoral researcher (2013-2015)

Comparative genomics, Bioinformatics, Microbial ecology

Florence Aviat

Freelance YouR-ResearcH Bio-Scientific project manager, Nantes, France

Project mamager (2010-2015)

Wood, food contact, cross contamination, pathogens

Rached Ismail

Post-doctoral researcher at Polytech, Cambrai, France

PhD student (2012-2015)

PhD thesis: Microbiological characterization of the microorganism-wood-food system

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Gaëtan Podeur

Application Engineer at Alliance Bio Expertise, Brest, France

PhD student (2011-2014)

PhD thesis: Quantification of histamine-producing bacteria and control of histamine formation in seafood products by biopreservation

Marion Lerasle

Lecturer in biological science, Nantes, France


PhD student (2011-2014)

PhD thesis: Application of High Hydrostatic Pressure to processed poultry products: microbiological safety and shelf-life

Laure Pujol

Scientific Project Manager at Novolyze, Dijon , France

PhD thesis: Development of methods and adaptation of statistical tools to the creation of a model for quantifying the level of sterility of foodstuffs treated by Ultra High Temperature and packaged aseptically

Moctar Diao

Consultant applications at SOGETI, Nantes, France

Study Engineer (2013-2014)

Quantitative assessment of the microbial risk (Foie gras contamination by Clostridium botulinum and sterilization barem)

Sabrina Macé

Researcher at IFREMER, Nantes, France

PhD student (2010-2013)

PhD thesis: Molecular characterization and quantification of the spoilage microbial ecosystem of raw salmon and cooked shrimp

sabrina macé
Maria Ignatova

Head of laboratory at F and B Analysis AD, Sofia, Bulgary


PhD student (2005-2009)

PhD thesis: Combined effect of redox potential, pH and temperature on the behavior of Listeria monocytogenes

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Amélie Garénaux

Microbiology research scientist at Applied Medical, Californy, USA


PhD student (2004-2007)

PhD thesisCampylobacter jejuni and oxidative stress: Study of survival at different temperatures and research of defense mechanisms by proteomic and transcriptomic approaches

amelie garenaux
Morgan Guilbaud

Research engineer at UMR INRAE Micalis, Jouy-en-Josas, Paris


PhD student (2003-2007)

PhD thesisListeria monocytogenes in the seafood industry: quantification, virulence and  stress response to smoke

Morgan Guilbaud