L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowship awarded to woman scientist at INRA Montpellier
Maria Razzauti, a post-doctoral researcher at INRA Montpellier, received a French national L'Oréal-UNESCO fellowship of 20,000 euros within the framework of the For Women in Science programme. The prestigious award will allow her to pursue research on infectious diseases transmitted to humans by undomesticated animals.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 honours antiparasitic drugs as INRA continues working on their long-term use in animals
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 honours an approach to developing antiparasitic drugs based on natural substances found in bacteria and plants in the 1970s. As part of its public service mission, INRA has made significant contributions over the past thirty years alongside its research partners and the pharmaceutical industry to guide the responsible use of these medicines.
Bernard Vaissière: ambassador for bees and pollination in China
Bernard Vaissière, a specialist in bees and pollination and researcher at INRA PACA, was named Visiting Professor at the Institute of Apicultural Research of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS). The honour marks renewed international recognition of his scientific expertise.
The report is divided into three volumes dedicated respectively to the Institute, its key scientific achievements and the staff and financial resources of INRA. Each section testifies to the Institute’s wide range of activities, output and impacts.
Each year, INRA welcomes more than 1500 foreign researchers and students in its research units. Offers are put online regularly on the website jobs.inra.fr. Besides, the new website "PhD in France" gathers offers open to English-speaking foreign students.
The European Commission renews the "HR Excellence in Research" label attributed to INRA
As one of the leading agricultural research organisations in Europe, INRA counts the construction of the European Research Area and improving its attractiveness to young researchers among its top priorities. INRA was the first French research organisation to receive the “HR Excellence in Research” label awarded by the European Commission.
Human Resources at the service of scientific strategy, managed at a local level
INRA has adhered to the European Charter for Researchers since 2006, and is therefore committed to continual improvements in its Human Resources policy. This approach underpinned the wide-ranging discussions on all HR processes that resulted in the Strategic Framework Document on Human Resources (2013-2017) that now provides the foundations for the policies implemented.
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Laurent Philippot has been vice director of the Joint Research Unit for Agroecology, located in Dijon, since 2014. He is in charge of the EcolDur (1) group, which studies agricultural ecosystems with the aim of designing more sustainable production systems.
Lydie Dufour has always cultivated a taste for research. A horticultural engineer by training, she was drawn to agroforestry and joined the SYSTEM research unit at INRA Montpellier. She shares her experiences working to see the wood for the trees in this relatively underexplored field of study.
Guillaume Castel has been working as a research scientist at the Center for Biology and Population Management at INRA in Montpellier (France) since January 2013. His field of predilection is the phylogeny of hantaviruses, which cause hemorrhagic fever in humans.