Food, Global Health 2 min

New Industrial Chair: ProteinoPepS, unique expertise from field to fork

PRESS RELEASE - Led by Ingredia and INRAE, the ProteinoPepS project has been selected by the French National Research Agency (ANR) within the framework of the 2021 Industrial Chairs dedicated to partnership research. This financing mechanism is part of the “Economic impact of research and competitivity” component of ANR’s 2022 Action Plan*.
The ProteinoPepS Industrial Chair is co-financed by ANR and Ingredia to the tune of 1.33 million euros for four years. It allows for the recruitment of three CIFRE doctoral candidates, one project engineer, four years of post-doctoral students and eight masters.

Published on 23 September 2021

illustration New Industrial Chair: ProteinoPepS, unique expertise from field to fork
© AdobeStock

The goal of ProteinoPepS is to generate and transfer knowledge in order to master the transformation of dairy protein with a view to endowing it with new functional and/or biological properties.

This new Chair brings together an industrial player from the dairy sector, Ingredia, and two academic partners from the University of Lille: the UMET laboratory (Unité Matériaux et Transformations) and the BioEcoAgro Joint Cross-Border Research Unit[1]. The two labs are joint research units of INRAE, who is the host institution for the Industrial Chair.

Through this Chair, Ingredia intends to consolidate its position on the bioactive market with new qualified ingredients on the one hand, and develop new proteins for high-protein applications with health and nutrition benefits on the other.    
The academic laboratories wish to bolster their expertise in research and training, thus adding value to previous R&D projects (protein structure, transformation processes and techno-functional and bioactive properties).

The ProteinoPepS Chair will therefore strengthen a long-standing research and development partnership between these three entities (ANR, ProteinoLab and AllInPep mixed unit team) focused on enhancing dairy proteins, a significant component of human diets the world over, with a market share of milk proteins mounting to 297,000 tonnes (CNIEL, 2019). The Chair is supported by Hauts-de France, the northernmost region of France, and has been labelled by the Clubster NSL (Nutrition Health Longevity competitivity cluster);


With the support of:


[1] The UMET lab is a research unit with four supervisory bodies: the University of Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille and INRAE ( The joint Cross-Border Research Unit BioEcoAgro is a research unit under the supervision of INRAE and the Universities of Lille, Liège, and Amiens ( .


Learn more

Society and regional strategies

Plant and animal health, climate change, nutrition and human health: INRA strengthens cooperation with its Chinese partners

PRESS RELEASE - From 25 to 30 September, Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA, visited Shanghai and Beijing with Carole Caranta, Head of the Plant Biology and Breeding Division, Muriel Vayssier, Head of the Animal Health Division, and Ségolène Halley des Fontaines, Head of International Affairs. During this trip, the delegation signed several agreements and the contracts formalizing two new International Associated Laboratories, strengthening the Institute’s ties with its Chinese partners across a wide range of areas.

27 April 2020

Society and regional strategies

Innovation in action at INRA

PRESS RELEASE - Agricultural, food, environmental and energy-related transitions are necessary to enable our societies to live better and sustainably. INRA is a targeted research organisation unique in the world due to the diversity of its research topics and has numerous assets for proposing disruptive innovations and accompanying transitions.

27 May 2020