Careers at INRA

  • Hélène Lucas, research director at INRA and the Scientific Coordinator of the Wheat Initiative, a consortium dedicated to coordinating research on wheat at international level. © INRA
    Of wheat and genetics

    Hélène Lucas is the Scientific Coordinator of the Wheat Initiative, a consortium dedicated to coordinating research on wheat at international level. Researcher in plant genetics, Head of INRA’s Plant Breeding and Genetics division between 2005 and 2011, and key player in developing and implementing research strategies with partners, one consistent quality sets Hélène apart from the crowd: she knows how to bring researchers, teams and institutions together, at both national and international level, to further research in plant genetics.

  • Sabrina Gaba, research scientist at the Agroecology Research Unit at INRA Dijon. © INRA, Ludovic Piquemal
    Delving into agroecology

    Sabrina Gaba, a research scientist at the Agroecology Unit in Dijon, works with wild plant communities.

  • Nathalie Ollat, research engineer at the Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of the Vine joint research unit (EGFV) at INRA Bordeaux. © INRA
    Tomorrow’s inventive vines

    Nathalie Ollat is a research engineer at the Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of the Vine joint research unit (EGFV) at INRA Bordeaux. Specialised for over 15 years in the study and improvement of grape vine rootstocks, she recently began analysing the impact of climate change on viticulture.

  • Nicolas Urruty, a doctoral candidate working at INRA Paris. © INRA
    The secrets of a future actor

    A doctoral candidate in agronomy working with INRA in Paris, Nicolas Urruty is studying wheat production systems in order to identify the most robust in dealing with climatic and biotic changes.

  • Christian Huyghe lors du Ciag Dymaniques de développement des systèmes agricoles et alimentaires biologiques, tenu à Rennes le 28 avril 2016. © INRA
    Adding value to research

    With a sparkle in his blue eyes and a laugh, Christian Huyghe lives life at full tilt. From plant breeding research to transferring knowledge to industry partners, and from teaching to supporting public policymakers, Huyghe is a flurry of activity and is guided by one principle: to approach every undertaking with a sense of purpose.

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