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First Toxalim Keynote

"Sexual Dimorphism and Gender: Implications in Toxicology and Health Research", le 29 mars 2018

Toxalim organizes, under the label ESOF 2018, a symposium on sexual dimorphism and its implications in toxicology and health
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Appetence for sugar

Appetence for sugar: new elements to understand the regulation of a hormone secreted by the liver

A new step has been taken in the understanding of the mechanisms of regulation of the hepatic hormone FGF21 which has various metabolic effects and...
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NEWPOM : Pesticides in apple orchards. From exposure measurement to impact assessment

Newpom is a research-businesses partnership project co-funded by the Occitanie Region whose main objective is to compare the levels of exposure to...
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Suvimax cancer

Nutritional prevention as a method to limit cancer risk linked to iron in meat products

Antioxidants in our diet are seen as a possible preventative method of limiting the risk of cancers caused by iron found in red and processed meats.
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Protected ITN

Toxalim participates in PROTECTED, a European Innovative Training Network against Endocrine Disruptors

The ITN PROTECTED aims to develop expertise and protective capabilities against Endocrine Disruptors.
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Microbiote and food contaminants

Microbiote and food contaminants: mycotoxin amplifies the genotoxic action of intestinal bacteria

Researchers from INRA Toxalim and their partners have studied the consequences of the simultaneous presence in the intestine of a certain group of...
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Bandeau Toxalim 1

TOXALIM (Research Centre in Food Toxicology)

TOXALIM is a "joint research unit" (UMR 1331) created in January 2011 by INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) in partnership with (i) the Veterinary college of Toulouse (ENVT, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse), (ii) the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT) represented by the School of Engineers of Purpan (EI-Purpan, Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Purpan, Toulouse) and (iii) the University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse 3 -  (UPS ; Life Sciences, Pharmacy).


  • is scientifically attached to the Food (AlimH) and Animal Health (SA) divisions of INRA ;
  • involves more than 200 people including 123 permanent staff (75 researchers, 48 engineers & technicians / as of 2016), distributed into 11 research teams, 4 technological platforms and support-to-research services ;
  • covers more than 7000 m2 of premises, INRA (180 chemin de Tournefeuille, F-31027 Toulouse) and ENVT (23 chemin des Capelles, F-31026 Toulouse) located at the west of the city of Toulouse (St Martin / Purpan);
  • has an overall annual budget of more than 3 Mio€ (not including salaries)

(See raw map for localisation of INRA campus at Saint-Martin-du-Touch, Toulouse)

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