Genotoul: a network of technological platforms
What is Genotoul ?
Genotoul intervenes through supporting the platforms in their quest for technological excellence.
The main areas of intervention to support the 12 platforms of the network are:
– Participation in funding scientific events involving our platforms;
– Funding technological projects combining several platforms with the aim of fostering interactions;
– Accompanying platforms in funding applications (Calls from IBISA, Région Occitanie) etc…;
– Training of platform staff;
– Implementation of communication tools (information packages, annual platform highlights…);
– Representation of the network at technological events (symposia, meetings, workshops …) and with institutional actors (local and national).
History of the institution
From 1999 to 2011, Génopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénees (Genotoul) was directed by Claude Chevalet, research director at INRA. He set up the regional network of platforms in life sciences during this period.
Thanks to his action, this network is considered in France as a good example of a consolidated operational structure for life sciences.
In June 2011, Claude Chevalet handed over the responsibility to Nic Lindley, research director at the CNRS and director of the Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (LISBP).
During the directions of C. Chevalet and N. Lindley, the GIS was managed by the Center Occitanie-Toulouse of INRA. Genotoul was administered throughout this period by Monique Falières.
On January 1, 2017, Luc Pénicaud, research director at the CNRS, former director of the Laboratory Metabolism, Plasticity, Mitochondria (Toulouse) then the Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l’Alimentation (Dijon), took over the direction of GIS Genotoul.
Since then, he has been working to widen the circle of Genotoul-affiliated technology platforms (12 so far), to develop the animation of the network and to increase its visibility.
07/05/2019 – Paul Sabatier University: Genotoul Day