PhD, "Apicomplexa and Mucosal Immunity" team member, Deputy head of the Animal health division of INRAE


I have devoted my career to the study of parasitic infectious diseases such as coccidiosis and cryptosporidiosis. In order to limit susceptibility to infection by Cryptosporidium parvum, I have contributed to characterizing the mucosal immune response during the infection and the means of reinforcing it based on the particularities of the intestinal immune system of newborns.
I revealed the importance of innate immunity in controlling the acute phase of the infection.
More recently, I have also developed work on new antiparasitic agents, which has led me to file a patent and negotiate with an industrial partner to advance in Technology readiness levels (TRL).

Other activities

Collective responsibilities:
> Deputy Head of the Animal Health Division of INRAE since 2018,
> Director of a National Research Infrastructure on the French roadmap "Emerg'In" dedicated to the control of animal and zoonotic emerging infectious diseases through in vivo investigation,
> I participate in several scientific councils (ANSES, ONIRIS, ENVA, GIS IBISA, etc.).

I am co-leading the "Mucosal immunity" teaching unit within the "Cellular and molecular infectiology, vaccinology and therapeutic antibodies" Master's programme and within the "Infectious diseases and One Health (IDOH)" Erasmus Mundus Master's programme, both at the University of Tours.
I also take part in the teaching of the Master BMC (Sorbonne University).

I am currently managing several national and international academic research contracts and have close links with the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.

Contact details


INRAE Val de Loire
UMR ISP - 213
37380 Nouzilly
33(0)2 47 42 77 51
Email : fabrice.laurent@inrae.fr



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Modification date: 07 June 2024 | Publication date: 14 February 2017 | By: Fabrice Laurent