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English name:National Intitute for Agricultural Research
Original name:Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Department:Caracterisation et Elaboration des Produits Issus de l'Agriculture
Division:Joint Research Unit Ingénierie des Agropolymères et Technologies Emergentes

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post box Cedex 2
place Pierre Viala 2
34060 Montpellier


Related Facility Datasheet

Title Infrastructure class
Biotechnological platform INRA Laboratories
Cereal fractionation INRA Mini plants
Technology Application field Equipment available
Biotechnology platform Fermentation; enzyme production; enzyme purification and characterization; strain and protein engineering; biocatalysis Instrumented bioreactors (1L-20L), downstream processing (centrifugation; microfiltration; ultrafiltration; expansed-bed chromatography; lyophilization), protein purification and characterization (protein HPLC; 1D; 2D; capillary electrophoresis; HPLC-ESI-MS), molecular biology, general microbiology

Plant lipids and hydrophobic polymers characterization platform (PlantLipPol-Green Analysis of lipids and hydrophobic agropolymers from plant biomass and bioprocessed products Analytics (FFF-RI-MALLS, ICP-MS, comprehensive GCxGC-MS, HPLC-ESI/APCI-MS, HPLC-RI/UV/Vis/ELSD, GC-MS, GC-FID, TLC-FID, CE-UV/LIF), extraction and preparative purification (accelerated solvent extraction, flash chromatography

Mass transfer measurement and modelling Structural analysis Coupling mass transfer and reaction Tailor-made biodegradable and/or active packaging Composite food and edible coatings Prediction of food quality and shelf life during storage Cahn balance for water sorption and diffusion measurement Extreme climate chamber + luminescence probes for O2/CO2 diffusivity measurement Static and dynamic equipment for measurement O2 and CO2 permeabilities of flexible and rigid packaging Microbiology laboratory (anti-microbial packaging activity) Surface properties measurements (digidrop) Film processing (automatic film’s applicator) Aroma diffusion and permeation Specific modelling tools for mass transfer modelling (developing on MATLAB and COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS

Cereal Technology Common wheat & durum wheat products

Powder engineering Food powders Powder characterization Agglomeration Surface properties

Name Function E-Mail Expertise
Bernard Cuq Researcher Cereal-based food technology (applied to pasta, cookies, and bread); process engineering (drying, mixing, extrusion); product quality (rheological properties, texture, physical properties ...); powder engineering applied to wheat flour and semolina; edible and biodegradable packagings (based on proteins)
Eric Dubreucq Co-head for team 4 Microbiological and enzymatic biotechnology, biotransformation, biocatalysis, fermentation, lipid technology, bioprocesses
Marie-Hélène Morel head for team 2 Structuration & industrial use of of cereal pastes & cheese pastes, cereal technology, milk technology
Nathalie Gontard head for team 3 Structure-transfer-reaction in food/packaging systems, composite food, edible coating, active packaging, biodegradable
Patrice Buche Head for team 5 Databases, knowledge representation and reasoning, decision support system
Pierre Villeneuve Co-head for team 4 Microbiological and enzymatic biotechnology, biotransformation, biocatalysis, fermentation, lipid technology, bioprocesses
Valérie Lullien-Pellerin head for team 1 Biorefinery, milling, cereal and Biorefinery, plant material fractionation, cereal transformation, milling, new technologies of grinding and separation, pre-treatments, extraction of functional molecules.

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