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Isabelle Oswald, recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the lab with a member of her team from teh TOXALIM Unit in Toulouse. © Bertrand NICOLAS - Inra, NICOLAS Bertrand

With Isabelle, results spring up like mushrooms

Isabelle Oswald, Research Director at INRA’s Food Toxicology Unit (TOXALIM) (Occitanie–Toulouse), is the 2018 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Agricultural Research for her work in immunology and toxicology, and in particular, mycotoxins.

Updated on 02/06/2019
Published on 12/05/2018

Under the watchful eye of the pig figurines that cover her desk, Isabelle shares her passion for the research she has conducted for 20 years on mycotoxins, toxins produced by mushrooms which are particularly worrying for human and animal health. “These toxins are present in 50% of the things we eat, and only some 20% of them have been identified,” sums up Isabelle, who is dedicated to their characterisation and the study of their isolated and combined effects, as well as addressing the regulatory aspects of consumer protection in her role as an expert.

Scientific contact(s):

  • Isabelle Oswald TOXALIM (Food Toxicology Unit) INRA Occitanie-Toulouse
Associated Division(s):
Animal Health , Nutrition, Chemical Food Safety and Consumer Behaviour
Associated Centre(s):