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The team

Head of the team: Isabelle Oswald

The Immunomycotoxicology team
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Team Members

First Name

Family Name

Position

Groupe

Isabelle

OSWALD

DR1 INRA, Agr. Eng, PhD, HDR

Tox

Laura

SOLER-VASCO

CRCN INRA, PhD

Tox

Pascal

MARTIN

IR1 INRA, Agr. Eng., PhD

Tox

Philippe

PINTON

IE INRA, PhD

Tox

Jean-Denis

BAILLY

Pr INP-ENVT, DMV, PhD, HDR

Myco

Olivier

PUEL

IR1 INRA, PhD, HDR

Myco

Sophie

LORBER

CRCN INRA, PhD, HDR

Myco

Joelle

LAFFITTE

TR INRA

Tox

Sylvie

PUEL

TR INRA

Tox

Imourana

ALASSANE-KPEMBI

Research Scientist Lallemand

Tox

Chloé

TERCIOLO

Post-doctoral fellow 2017-2018

Tox

Anwar

EL MAHGUBI

Post-doctoral fellow 2017-2018

Myco

Joya

MAKHLOUF

PhD student 2014-2017

Myco

Su

LUO

PhD student 2016-2019

Tox

Abdullah

KHOSHAL

PhD student 2017-2020

Tox

Tarek

LAHJOUJI

PhD student 2017-2020

Tox

Chrystian

ZETINA

PhD student 2017-2020

Myco

Christopher

HERNANDEZ

PhD student 2018-2021

Myco

Antony

EL KHOURY

PhD student 2018-2021

Myco

Nadia

TAHTAH

PhD student 2018-2021

Myco

Manon

NEVES

AI INRA 2016-2020

Tox

Ophélie

ROCHER

AI INRA 2018-2020

Myco

Jennia

JANVION

TR Libios 2018-2020

Myco

Permanent staff
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Isabelle OSWALD, Agr. Eng., Ph.D., HDR
Research director
Phone: + 33 582 06 63 66
E-mail: isabelle.oswald[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • Isabelle Oswald is the head of the immmunomycotoxicology team since 2002. She focuses her work on the effect of mycotoxin on pigs with particular emphasis on the effect of these toxins on the immune response and on the intestine. Isabelle Oswald belongs to several expert committee at the national and international level (ANSES, expert group on “Residues, physical and chemical contaminants”; ILSI, expert group on “masked mycotoxins”, EFSA, working groups on “mycotoxin detoxifying agents” and working group on “Fusarium toxins”). She is also in the editorial board of several journals (Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, Journal of Animal Sciences, The Open Veterinary Science Journal et ISRN Veterinary Science).
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Laura SOLER-VASCO, DMV, PhD
Research scientist
Phone: + 33 582 06 64 03
E-mail: laura.soler-vasco[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • After a PhD in veterinary medicine in Spain (Murcia University), Laura worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Spain (Murcia University), Belgium (KU Leuven) and France (INRA Val-de–Loire, Tours). She has been recruited at INRA in 2016.  She is interested in the study of the intestinal physiopathology in porks, the development of new animal diagnostics and proteomics.
OPUEL

Olivier PUEL, Ph.D., HDR
Research engineer
Phone: + 33 582 06 63 36
E-mail: olivier.puel[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • Since his recruitment by INRA, Olivier Puel studies molecular basis of mycotoxins production in Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium species. The main research topics are elucidation of mycotoxin biosynthesis pathways and chemical and biological characterizations of the different toxins (including new toxins) produced by fungi.He was involved in several national projects such as ANR project ISNATOX 2005-2007 « Production de standards internes de toxines d’origine naturelle uniformément enrichis par des isotopes stables ». In this last project; he was involved in the development of methodology of stable isotopes labelled toxin production, and more particularly in the fungi cultures and in the toxins production and purification.He is also the Coordinator of a recent AFSSET project (2007-09) on “Assessment of Aspergillus fumigatus toxins toxicity”.
Jean-Denis Bailly

Jean-Denis BAILLY, DMV, PhD, HDR
MC INP-ENVT, Dipl. ECVPH
Hygiène des aliments
Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse
Phone: + 33 561 19 32 29
E-mail: jd.bailly[at]envt.fr ([at]=@)

  • Jean-Denis joined the team in January 2012. After his veterinary training, JD Bailly prepared a PhD in the field of oncology. After his recruitment at ENVT in food hygiene in 1998, he focused his research activities towards mycotoxicology especially to better understanding of the mechanisms determining and promoting toxin production. His work now focuses on identifying molecules that negatively control of the fungal toxin production and of use as an alternative strategy to pesticides. JD Bailly is responsible for the teaching of food hygiene at ENVT and participates in several university courses in the area.
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Sophie LORBER, PhD, HDR
Research scientist
Phone: +33 582 06 63 58
E-mail: sophie.lorber[at]inra.fr ([at]=@)

  • Sophie joined the team in january 2016. After a PhD in plant biochemistry and a post-doctoral fellow at BASF (Germany), Sophie has been recruited at INRA in 1995. Her researches were focused on glutathione transferases and the chemical fate of pesticides and other organic contaminants in plants. She works on patulin biosynthesis and its regulation.
PPinton

Philippe PINTON, Ph.D.
Engineer, PH.D
Phone: +33 582 06 63 74
E-mail: philippe.pinton[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • Philippe first worked at CEA and was recruited at INRA in 1993 in the Laboratory of Cellular Genetic. He joined the unit in 2001. He contributes to the development of several methodologies used in the team including experimental approaches on animal models and cell culture of intestinal explants. He also leads a research project on the effects of deoxynivalenol and chemical derivatives on the intestinal tissue.
Joelle Laffitte

Joëlle LAFFITTE
Research technician
Phone: +33 582 06 63 80
E-mail: joelle.laffitte[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • Joelle has worked in the INRA Reseach Center of Bordeaux from 1989 to 1997. She joined the Research Centre of Toulouse in 1997 where she worked as a technician. She has developed a solid technical expertise on the analysis of protein expression. She also performs many experimental protocols ranging from animal experiment to biochemical and cellular analysis. She is involved in several scientific projects while ensuring the team inventory management of consumables.
Sylvie

Sylvie PUEL
Research technician
Phone: +33 582 06 64 62
E-mail: sylvie.puel[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • Sylvie joined the INRA Center of Toulouse in 2005 where she works as a technician in analytical chemistry. She has developed a solid technical expertise in quantification of xenobiotics and endogenous compounds (method development and validation) by liquid chromatography paired with UV, fluo, or mass spectrometry detection. She is also involved in missions of general interest (quality cell, staff representative, member of the unit board, member of the ADAS management board). In 2017, Sylvie joined the team.
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Pascal MARTIN, Agr. Eng., PhD
Research engineer
Phone: +335 82 06 63 26
E-mail: pascal.martin[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • Pascal joined the team in January 2018.

Temporary Staff

MAnon Neves

Manon NEVES
AI 2016-2018
E-mail: manon.neves[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • After a master research project focused on the effects of pesticides on hepatic cell metabolism, Manon joined the team in 2016. She works on the effects of mycotoxines in vivo and in vitro.
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Ophélie ROCHER
AI 2018-2020
E-mail: ophelie.rocher[at]inra.fr ([at] = @)

  • Ophélie joined the team in 2017, first for a master research project and after as an AI INRA. She works on the trancriptome of Penicillium expansum.
Joya

Joya MAKHLOUF
PhD student 2013-2016

  • Joya joined the team in avril 2003 for her Master 2R. Since september 2013, she works on her doctoral thesis (cosupervision with Lebanese University) focused on the characterization of the biodiversity of Aspergillus Flavi strain in libanese food products, by a molecular, metabolic and morphological approach.

E-mail : Christelle.El-Hajj-Assaf[at]inra.fr ([at]=@)

  • Christelle has done a Master 2R in plant science in Paris. During her doctoral thesis, Christelle works on patulin in particular on its biosynthesis pathway elucidation and on development of preventives strategies.
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Su LUO
PhD 2016-2019
E-mail: Su.Luo[at]inra.fr ([at]=@)

  • Su has done her Master 2R in agronomy in Nanjing (China). During her doctoral thesis, she studies the effects of cadmium and mycotoxins in mammals.
Abdullah

Abdullah KHOSHAL
PhD 2017-2020
E-mail: abdullah.khoshal[at]inra.fr ([at]=@)

  • Abdullah has done his Master 2 at ENVT. During his doctoral thesis, he studies the effect of combined toxicity of emerging and regulated mycotoxins.
Tarek Lahjouji

Tarek Lahjouji
PhD 2017-2020
E-mail: tarek.lahjouji[at]inra.fr ([at]=@)

  • Tarek has done his Master 2 in Fez (Morocco). During his doctoral thesis, he studies the effect of zearalenone, alone or as a mixture, on the intestine.
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Chrystian Zetina
PhD 2017-2020
E-mail: chrystian.zetina[at]inra.fr ([at]=@)

  • Chrystian has done his Master 2 in Veracruz (Mexico). During her doctoral thesis, she focuses on the biosynthesis pathway of patuline and its regulation.
Imourane Alassane

Imourana ALASSANE-KPEMBI
Research scientist Lallemand
E-mail : imourana.allasane[at]inra.fr ([at]=@)

  • Imourana-Kpembi Alassane first worked as a veterinarian specializing in food safety. He joined the team in July 2010. His PhD work focused on the combined toxicity of Fusarium toxins in various models in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo in pigs.
Chloe

Chloé TERCIOLO
Post-doctoral fellow 2017-2018
E-mail : chloe.terciolo[at]inra.fr  ([at] = @)

  • Chloé works on the relation between DON and satiety hormones and also on the modulation of the toxicity of fumonisin by lipids.
Anwar

Anwar EL MAHGUBI
Post-doctoral fellow 2017-2018

  • Research topics: Negative modulation of the synthesis of aflatoxin B1 by naturally occurring molecules.
Christopher

Christopher HERNANDEZ
PhD 2018-2021

  • Thesis title: Modulation of mycotoxinogenesis by natural extracts: identification of active compounds and characterization of their mechanism of action.
Anthony

Antony EL KHOURY
PhD 2018-2021

  • Thesis title: role of polyphenols in mycotoxinogenesis: case of aflatoxin B1
Nadia

Nadia TAHTAH
PhD 2018-2021

  • Thesis title: Impact of manganese ions on coremy formation and patulin production in producing mould species

Jennia JANVION
TR Libios 2018-2020

Former team members
Laura COSTES

Laura COSTES
PhD student 2014-2018

  • Research topics: Negative modulation of fungal toxinogenesis by natural compounds.
Christelle

Christelle EL HAJJ ASSAF
PhD student 2015-2018

  • Research topics: Regulation of the biosynthetic pathway of patuline and influence of processing factors in cloudy apple juice production.
Sylviane Bailly

Sylviane BAILLY, DMV
IE INP-ENVT
National Veterinary School of Toulouse

  • Sylviane joined the team in January 2012. After her training as veterinarian and some years of practical professional activity in the field, Sylviane created an analytical laboratory specializied in mycology food analysis. After seven years in business, her research interest motivated her to join a research team, first at ENVT then within Toxalim, Research Centre in Food Toxicology. Sylviane is a specialist in mycology (morphological identification of fungal species) and participated in all the work on the control of fungal toxin production.
Amaranta

Amaranta CARVAJAL-CAMPOS
PhD student 2014-2017

  • Research topics: Characterization of Aspergillus section Flavi: molecular markers as tools to unmask cryptic species.
Thanh 2016

Thanh-Huong LE
PhD student 2015-2018

  • Research topics: Toxicity of the mixture of two contaminants, cadmium and deoxynivalenol, on mammals.
Thais Hautbergue 2016

Thaïs HAUTBERGUE
PhD student 2014-2017

  • Research topics: Characterization of the secondary metabolome of Penicillium by isotopic labeling and mass spectrometry.
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Brankica ALEKSIC
Post-doctoral fellow 2016-2017
E-mail : baleksic[at]inra.fr  ([at] = @)

  • Research topics: Modulation of mycotoxin production by natural extracts, focused on aerosolization during the development of toxicogenic species and tool development of habitat monitoring.
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Delphine PAYROS
Post-doctoral fellow 2016-2017

  • Research topics:Evaluation of the consequences of Fusarium toxins on rodent sensitivity to develop intestinal chronic inflammatory diseases.
Isaura Caceres

Isaura CACERES
PhD student 2013-2016

  • Research topics:Use of specific techniques of molecular biology to follow gene expression in order to elucidate mechanisms of action of natural products to suppress aflatoxine B1 production.
Selma

Selma SNINI
Post-Doctoral fellow 2016. PhD defended in 2014

  • Research topics: Characterization of the toxic effects of versicolorine.
Alix

Alix PIERRON
Ph.D. Student 2013-2016

  • Research topics:Toxicity of deoxynivalenol and it derivatives in pig.
Rhoda El Khoury

Rhoda EL KHOURY
PhD student 2013-2016

Research topics: Aflatoxin risk management, use of natural plant extracts.

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Leticia MURATE
Post-doctoral fellow 2014-2015

  •  (i) Toxicity of deoxynivalenol,and its deepoxydated derivative; (ii) Toxicity of aflatoxine on pig intestine.
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Pascal GOURBEYRE
Post-doctoral fellow 2013-2015

  • Research topics: Expression of receptors for microbial components along the digestive tract of healthy pigs.
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Sabria MIMOUN
Post-doctoral fellow 2013-2015

  • Research topics: Effects of a nutritional ingredient enriched in superoxide dismutase (SOD) on the pig immune response.
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Sophal CHEAT
PhD student 2012-2015

  • Research topics: Individual and combined effects of the trichothecenes deoxynivalenol and nivalenol ex vivo and in vivo on pig intestinal mucosa.
Joanna Tannous

Joanna TANNOUS
PhD student 2011-2014

  • Research topics: Characterization of the regulation factor of the biosynthesis pathway of patulin.
Patricia Cano

Patricia CANO
Ph.D. Student 2010-2013

  • Research topics: Characterization of the metabolome of Fusarium graminearum: Detection and effects on the intestinal barrier.
Julie Seeboth

Julie SEEBOTH
PhD student 2010-2013

  • Research topics: Trichothecenes impact on mucosal immunity and use of Lactobacillus sobrius as microbiological control measure against these mycotoxins.
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Bertrand GRENIER
PhD student 2008-2011

  • Research topics: Effect in pigs of the exposure to a mycotoxin co-contaminated diet, and evaluation of control strategies.