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The giants of microworlds

Updated on 03/30/2017
Published on 02/17/2017

On the occasion of the 54th International Agricultural Show, more than 150 INRA researchers will meet with the public and professionals to provide insight into the microworlds which play an essential role in our environment and our health, from the soil to the intestine. These scientists will explain the research conducted at INRA. Discover in this report some of the profiles of these "giants", explorers of microbial worlds.

Where do we find microbes? What are they? What purpose do they serve? Eighteen research units are present on the INRA stand to answer these questions, centred around:

  • microbes in humans and animals
  • microbes in plants and natural and cultivated environments
  • microbes in food and biotechnologies

Information on opportunities for recruitment at INRA will be available on the stand. Take the opportunity to meet our research teams. From technicians to engineers, from junior research scientists to experienced scientists, discover the range of professions and fields of research involved in order to construct research which is attentive to the concerns of society, instructive for public policies and public debate and innovative for farmers and citizens.

INRA is recruiting the best talents

Permanent positions are offered. At all levels of qualifications, INRA is reinforcing its teams and is recruiting:

> Find out more about recruitment opportunities

> For more information about professions at INRA:

See you at the INRA stand

INRA at the 2017 International Agricultural Show. © INRA, NICOLAS Bertrand
© INRA, NICOLAS Bertrand
INRA provides an overview of its research on the microworlds which inhabit our environment and our body.
See you on stand n°81, Pavilion 4, aisle B from 25 February to 5 March 2017. Paris, Parc des expositions, Porte de Versailles, from 9am to 7pm.
Follow INRA at the 2017 International Agricultural Show on Twitter, with the hashtag #SIA2017.
> Find out more

Symposium and meetings: on the agenda

One Health symposium on 28 February 2017 at the International Agricultural Show. © INRA
This year, the scientific symposium is on: "People, Animals, Environment: One Health". It is on Tuesday 28 February, from 2.30pm to 6pm (Pavilion 1.1, Espace 2000) and will be broadcast live on inra.fr and can be followed on Twitter with the hashtag #OneHealth.
> Find out more
Visuel dossier renconcontres SIA 2017. © INRA, Véronique Gavalda
© INRA, Véronique Gavalda
There will be a dozen meetings focused on innovation on the INRA stand from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March, which you can follow on Twitter.
> See the programme, for more information