The power of an extensive network

Université Laval

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.

Université de Sherbrooke

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.

Université de Montréal

INAF researchers at Université de Montréal contribute to research on the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and study inflammatory bowel diseases and aging.

Université du Québec à Rimouski

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. 

INRS Institut Armand-Frappier

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.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Food Research and Development Centre in Saint-Hyacinthe works closely with INAF in the areas of food processing, dairy products, and probiotics.

McGill University

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.

Université du Québec à Montréal

INAF cooperates with UQAM in the areas of innovation processes and the management of technology and agro-food industries. 

Cintech agroalimentaire

Installé au cœur du plus important centre d’excellence agroalimentaire du Québec, Cintech agroalimentaire est reconnu comme Centre Collégial de Transfert Technologique en soutien à l'innovation dans le secteur de la transformation agroalimentaire au Québec.


La mission de l’Institut de technologie des emballages et du génie alimentaire (ITEGA) est de développer et de partager des pratiques innovantes en emballage et procédés alimentaires pour que les organisations desservies se démarquent sur le plan économique, environnemental et social.


Merinov est le plus important centre intégré de recherche appliquée dans les domaines de la pêche, de l’aquaculture, de la transformation et de la valorisation des produits aquatiques au Canada.