Esther Dzalé is an expert in managing scientific data, and uses her computer science skills to share scientific research. Esther is in charge of the digital technology for science team of the Directorate for Open Science (DipSO) at INRAE.
INRAE researcher Francesco Accatino studies the link between sustainability and social perceptions in agricultural systems. At the institute, he is carrying out a wide range of projects that combine modelling with semi-quantitative approaches.
Roula Shamsi, a Syrian teacher-researcher, fled her war-torn country in order to be able to practice her profession in safety and fulfil her passion for research. The young plant pathologist, who specialises in fungal diseases of wheat, benefited from the PAUSE Programme, which offers emergency asylum to scientists in exile.
Abhishek Chatterjee joined the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris with 15 years of experience under his belt from the US, Austria, and Paris-Saclay University. His short-term goal is to understand the neural mechanisms that enable insects to perceive external signs and react to them. The long-term goal? To achieve a more sustainable and targeted management of harmful pests.
Danaï Symeonidou is part of the Joint Research Unit for Mathematics, Informatics, and Statistics for the Environment and Agronomy (MISTEA) at the INRAE centre of Occitanie-Montpellier. She studies artificial intelligence, and she is an expert "weaver"...of the Semantic Web. She views informatics as a discipline that builds connections, creates understanding, and diffuses knowledge.
As a specialist in the study of extreme risks, Thomas Opitz thrives between highly theoretical mathematical models and their very practical applications. When he’s not busy calculating probabilities, he’s also an avid sports and nature enthusiast. Thomas is a statistical modeller at the Biostatistics and Spatial Processes Unit at the INRAE Provence-Alpes Côte-d’Azur centre.
Nadia Boukhelifa recently made the hop from England to Plaine de Versailles. This specialist in data visualisation and research scientist at the Joint Research Unit for Food Process Engineering and Microbiology enthusiastically shares the path that led her to where she is today, putting people at the centre.
When he discusses his career studying the ecological evolution of aquatic ecosystems, Scott McCairns, researcher at INRAE Brittany-Normandy, affirms that both luck, and timing, have been on his side. His recipe for success shines through his contagious enthusiasm: a curious scientific mind and a continual drive to expand his field of research.
Akiko Sugio, a researcher in plant pathology at INRAE, is interested in the interactions between aphids, a major crop pest, and their host plants. She heads a vast research programme in the heart of one of Europe’s largest agricultural regions with enthusiasm.
Research Scientist at INRAE since 2013, Mourad Hannachi works on coopetition, a combination of cooperation and competition, and on common goods.
Like Gulliver, Ana Villares is on an extraordinary journey, making leaps and bounds in a nano-scopic world. From the discovery of physicochemical properties of plant-based polymers in Spain, to their assembly at INRA in Nantes, her story takes us to the heart of her scientific research: design new bio-sourced materials that are reliable and sustainable.
INRAE research scientist Rajeev Kumar studies the mechanisms of heredity in plants – a combination of genetics, biochemistry and cell biology.