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The fight against Campylobacter begins on the farm
02/03/2022
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The fight against Campylobacter begins on the farm

A European expert appraisal led by an ANSES scientist has re-assessed the effectiveness of Campylobacter control measures on chicken farms in preventing transmission of the bacterium to humans. The results have just been published in a scientific journal.
Using artificial intelligence to improve food safety: ANSES and the CNAM create Metabiot, a dedicated research unit
28/02/2022
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Using artificial intelligence to improve food safety: ANSES and the CNAM create Metabiot, a dedicated research unit

ANSES and the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) have created Metabiot, a contracted research unit dedicated to the processing of massive data on the safety of foods of animal origin. This new jointly supervised entity will conduct research into diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, and will focus in particular on bacteria that pose risks to human health, throughout the production chain, on farms and in the food processing industry.
ANSES portrait - “Covering all aspects of the health risks associated with food”- Corinne Danan
11/02/2021

ANSES portrait - “Covering all aspects of the health risks associated with food”- Corinne Danan

Corinne Danan is Deputy Head of the Salmonella and Listeria Unit at the ANSES Laboratory for Food Safety. She is a research engineer with 20 years of experience in the health risks associated with food.
How to reduce mercury exposure from fish consumption - Portrait of PhD student Mariana Mendes Ribeiro
18/02/2022

How to reduce mercury exposure from fish consumption - Portrait of PhD student Mariana Mendes Ribeiro

Every year, ANSES organises discussion meetings on ongoing and recently completed research work, in order to encourage interactions between scientific teams. At these meetings, the PhD students hosted at the Agency present their theses. Mariana Mendes Ribeiro won the award for “best oral presentation by an ANSES doctoral student in 2021”, for her 180-second thesis presentation. Discover her background and research work.
Women at ANSES - "Collaborative work is crucial for monitoring tick-borne diseases"
03/05/2021

Women at ANSES - "Collaborative work is crucial for monitoring tick-borne diseases"

Sara Moutailler, director of the BIPAR Joint Research Unit, is medical entomologist specialising in ticks.
"Why does bovine tuberculosis persist in some French regions but not others?” – Portrait of Ciriac Charles, PhD student
04/11/2021

"Why does bovine tuberculosis persist in some French regions but not others?” – Portrait of Ciriac Charles, PhD student

Every year, ANSES organises discussion meetings on ongoing and recently completed research work, in order to encourage interactions between scientific teams. At these meetings, the PhD students hosted at the Agency present their theses. Ciriac Charles received the award for best poster by an ANSES doctoral student in 2021. Discover his background and research work.
Drosophila as a model for exploring the effects of pesticides on Parkinson’s disease
Une mouche drosophile
04/02/2022
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Drosophila as a model for exploring the effects of pesticides on Parkinson’s disease

The Drosophila melanogaster or fruit fly may be used to assess whether pesticides induce an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. This was the conclusion reached by scientists in the ANSES Lyon Laboratory’s Neurodegenerative Diseases Unit, who have been collaborating with researchers from the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon. Working on paraquat, they also showed that the effects of this compound on proteins were not strictly identical to those of ageing. We interviewed Jean-Noël Arsac, one of the authors of the study.
A partnership to better control bacteria in food processing facilities
14/01/2022
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A partnership to better control bacteria in food processing facilities

The presence of Listeria and Salmonella bacteria in food processing facilities poses several problems: pathogenic for humans, these bacteria are capable of persisting for a long time in the environment and resisting treatment with biocidal products. The Actia Fastypers Joint Technology Unit (UMT) was recently created by the French Ministry of Agriculture for a five-year period, in order to work on these issues. It brings together research teams (ANSES, INRAE) and agro-industrial technical institutes (Actalia, for the dairy sector, and the French Pork and Pig Institute (IFIP)).
A new role for ANSES in monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
16/12/2021
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A new role for ANSES in monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

ANSES's Laboratory for Hydrology has been appointed National Reference Laboratory for the monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and sewage sludge, by the Ministries of Health and Ecological Transition. Its responsibilities include harmonising the methods used to detect the virus and assessing the abilities of the laboratories tasked with carrying out the analyses.

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