Food, Global Health

MetaGenoPolis announces the creation of its Strategic External Committee

MetaGenoPolis, INRAE center of shotgun metagenomics in human and animal microbiome research, is proud to announce the creation of its Strategic External Committee (CES). The newly formed CES will work closely with the MetaGenoPolis management team. MetaGenoPolis will continue to advance the development of its offers in microbiome research.

Published on 09 June 2020

illustration MetaGenoPolis announces the creation of its Strategic External Committee

The selected CES members are specialists in each of the areas where MetaGenoPolis is present:

Human Health

  • Pascale Cossart, Professor at Institut Pasteur, Paris & Perpetual Secretary of the Academy of Sciences 
  • Claire Poyart, Professor of Department of Bacteriology of University Hospitals Paris Centre and Head of National Reference Centre for Streptococci
  • Marie-Christine Multon, Scientific Attachee Translational Sciences, Sanofi-Aventis R&D
  • Claude Vincent, President of the Association for the Prevention of Cardiometabolic Risk (APRC)
  • Philippe Marteau, Professor of hepatology and gastroenterology, APHP- Sorbonne Université, Tenon Hospital Paris, Past president of the French National Society of Gastroenterology (SNFGE)
  • Philippe Sansonetti, Professor at Collège de France in Paris, Director of Inserm Unit 786 and Director of the Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis laboratory at Institut Pasteur
  • Philippe Ravaud, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Paris Descartes and clinical epidemiology at the Hotel Dieu APHP; Director of CRESS (Research Center for Epidemiology and Statistics) UMR1153 INSERM; Director of the French Cochrane Centre and the French centre EQUATOR            

Philippe Marteau: "Observing diseases helps understanding how health is usually protected and maintained (resilience). Any progress in physiology also helps understanding diseases and improving their treatments. MGP is thus a win win strategy for a gastroenterologist as myself."

Data analysis / Big data

  • Christophe Ambroise, Professor of the Statistics and Genome team of the LaMME (Laboratory of Mathematics and Modeling of Evry), University Evry Val d’Essonne
  • Claudine Médigue, Research director at CNRS; Head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics Analyses for Genomics and Metabolism, UMR8030 CNRS & CEA/Genoscope & University Paris-Saclay; co-Director of the French Bioinformatics Institute (IFB).

OMICS science

  • Christophe Junot, Head of Medicines and Healthcare Technologies Department, CEA, INRAE, Université Paris Saclay. Deputy coordinator of MetaboHUB (National Infrastructure for Metabolomics and fluxomics)
  • Stéphane Aymerich, Research director at INRAE; Head of the MICALIS institute

Christophe Junot: "Our knowledge of the role of the intestinal microbiota in a large number of pathologies has grown exponentially over the last 15 years. It is now necessary to implement this knowledge at the level of industries and medical teams. I am confident that MetaGenoPolis will be able to contribute to meeting this challenge and it is a pleasure and an honor for me to be part of the strategic external committee of this centre."


  • Thierry Magnin, Professor, Lille Catholic University, ETHICS EA 7446, member of the Academy of Technologies


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