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Scientific research

 

 

The scientific research activities carried out at ENVT contribute to the production of new knowledge and innovations in the fields of health and husbandry, for the protection of human health, in accordance with the “one world, one health, one medicine” concept.

Scientific issues are mainly centered on healthy and sick animals (clinical research). Research themes revolve around two major (agro-veterinary and bio-medical) axes and cover the different (molecular, cellular, individual, population) levels of the living.

These scientific research activities conducted on ENVT’s campus are structured in Mixed Research Units (MRU) with joint supervision, thus benefiting from partnerships with INRA, INSERM and Toulouse University.

 

The main research fields are:

  • Infectious diseases, with the study of host –pathogens interactions (factors of virulence, immunity and inflammation), of diffusion within populations (epidemiology), of hazard control, notably in terms of foodstuffs sanitary safety, zoonoses (animal diseases transmitted to humans) (IHAP, IRSD);
  • Rational and sustainable use of antibiotics and anthelminthics for a better management of resistances  (Toxalim, IHAP);
  • Toxicity of selected natural and industrial contaminants (mycotoxins and endocrine disruptors) (Toxalim);
  • Genetic and nutritionalstudies , notably in relation with digestive ecosystems, for healthy and sustainable breeding and farming programs (GenPhySE, IRSD);
  • Phenotypic characterization of laboratory animal models (CREFRE);
  • Translational research in regenerative medicine (mesenchymal stem cells) (StromaLab), in neuroimaging (ToNIC) and dermatology (UDEAR)