Université Laval is the core of the INAF network. Most INAF research members are associated with the university. The institute’s administrative headquarters is located in Pavillon des services on Boulevard Hochelaga in Québec City.
INAF researchers at Université de Sherbrooke’s center on aging are interested in the effects of nutrition on healthy aging and the prevention of age-related diseases, including cognitive health, cardiovascular diseases and immune disorders.
INAF researchers at Université de Montréal contribute to research on the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and study inflammatory bowel diseases and aging.
INAF researchers at UQAR work mainly in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, and bioprocesses to identify and develop the marine biomolecules with the greatest application potential in nutrition and health.
Food safety and the effects of bioactive compounds on neurodegenerative phenomena are among the topics pursued by INAF members based at INRS-IAF.
The center for biotechnology transfer (TransBioTech) at Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon’s provides INAF with advanced expertise in the areas of immunology and pharmacodynamics. TransBioTech and INAF, whose missions are very complementary, have worked in close collaboration since they were founded.
The Food Research and Development Centre in Saint-Hyacinthe works closely with INAF in the areas of food processing, dairy products, and probiotics.
Collaboration with McGill University in recent years has focused on food engineering and the effect of processing on the nutritional quality and added value of foods.