Entities, structures and chairs

RESEARCH
Entities, structures and chairs


The INAF developed and supported as it evolves the growth of several entities and research structures, including centres, international networks, chairs and joint units. These entities and structures, which are integral parts of the Institute, generate crucial research data both in Quebec and internationally.


AFFILIATED ENTITIES


An INAF affiliated entity is a research structure whose scientific programming fits into that of the Institute. It brings together researchers, professionals and graduate students. Each entity has its own scientific governance and its own strategic plan aligned with the Institute’s vision and mission. INAF is a federation of four affiliated entities: three research centres and an Observatory.

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STRUCTURES
INTEREST GROUPS AND JOINT UNIT


The three INAF interest groups aim at increasing the research capacity and economic spinoffs associated with important agri-food supply chains in Quebec. These are the sectors of milk and dairy products, plant products and extracts, as well as marine products and co-products. These supply chains hold significant innovation potential for ingredients and foods. The INAF, through these interest groups, collaborates closely with government departments, producer organizations and several companies in these sectors to define research priorities related to their specific issues and support their competitiveness.

The GastronomiQc Lab is a joint interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research unit that has an interest in Quebec gastronomy in which INAF is proudly involved.

Milk and Dairy Products (STELA)

STELA is part of INAF as an affiliated entity, but also as the Dairy Interest Group.

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Plant Products and Extracts

The Plant Product Interest Group helps to make concerted research efforts on compounds extracted from fruits and vegetables, cereals, medicinal plants and those from wood and non-wood forest products.

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Marine Products and Co-Products

The Marine Product Interest Group helps to combine INAF’s expertise in preclinical and clinical research with the important valuation work of marine bioresources conducted by research groups located in eastern Quebec.

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GastronomiQc Lab

This joint unit carries out research and development, training and knowledge transfer activities in the areas of food, culinary, behavioural and economic sciences to support the development of Quebec gastronomy.

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GastronomiQc Lab