TOXALIM (Research Centre in Food Toxicology)

TOXALIM is a "joint research unit" (UMR 1331) created in January 2011 by INRAE (Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement) 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 INRAE ;
  • involves more than 150 people including approx. 100 permanent staff (researchers, engineers & technicians), distributed into 8 research teams, 3 technological platforms and support-to-research services ;
  • covers more than 7000 m2 of premises, INRAE (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 (respectively St Martin-du-Touch and Purpan);
  • has an overall annual budget of more than 3 Mio€ (not including salaries)

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


09 June 2023

Fréjus France

Scientific Workshop 2011 of INRA's Animal Health Division

The 10th edition of JAS (Journées d'Animation Scientifique) of the Animal Health division of INRA (Santé Animale) were held in Fréjus, France.
Laura Soler-Vasco, from Spain to Toulouse, a passionate researcher who studies the toxicity of major and emerging mycotoxins, in order to assess their interaction and identify biomarkers of their toxic effect.
INRAE's AlimH department and the GIGA Institute of Liège continued their interactions on Jan. 19, 2023 during a joint seminar devoted to host-microbiome interactions in different health and disease contexts. Toxalim was represented by Vassilia Theodorou (NGN Team)
Toxalim's "Integrative Toxicology and Metabolism" team investigates dietary and environmental factors that influence lipid metabolism and its role in liver diseases, taking into account sex-related differences to better adapt prevention against metabolic and inflammatory diseases.

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