In view of the increase in aging populations worldwide (for example, more than 30% of the French population will be over the age of 60 in 2035), as well as the contamination of agrosystems by micropollutants and high dependence of EU countries for imported aquatic products, our research targets the major challenges faced by society today that involve food safety and population aging, particularly that related to animal production and the quality of animal-derived products. To address these issues, our research focuses on:
In order to answer the following questions: How to provide sustainable territorial development of aquatic and terrestrial animal productions under acceptable conditions for consumers (safe foods) ? How can dietary animal products be used or developed to prevent/treat deficits associated with brain aging ?
To address these questions, our unit is organized into three projects and two crossover actions :
24 professors, associated professors and researchers
10 PhD students