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Bioeconomy 2019

Organization committee

Monique Axelos

Monique Axelos

INRA - Scientific director for Food and Bioeconomy

Monique Axelos is the Scientific director for Food and Bioeconomy at INRA. At the European level, she coordinates the strategic working group on “Food systems” of the Standing committee on Agriculture Research (SCAR).

Between 2008-2016, she was the head of the Science and Engineering of Agricultural Products division. During this period, she was also the coordinator of the European project DREAM, which aims in developing food models to facilitate a common approach to risk assessment and nutritional quality for food research and industry.

Monique Axelos holds a doctoral degree in Physics. She has conducted research at INRA at the interface between physics and biology.

Website : INRA

Michel Beckert

'Ministère de lʼEnseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de lʼInnovatio (MESRI)' -Biotechnology, Bioresources, Bioeconomy mission head

Website : MESRI

Paul Colonna

Paul Colonna

INRA- Emeritus Research Director

Member of the International Academy of Food Science & Technology (IAFoST), International Advisory Council of the German Bioeconomy Council (Web: and Advisory Board of the Portuguese Research Network

After a Ph.D. in Polymer Physics at the University of Paris VI, h  devoted his career to scientific research and its applications to food science, particularly on biopolymers, with sabbatical stays in Norwich (BBSRC, UK) and Berkeley (USDA, USA). Over the past decade, a focus on Green Chemistry of Renewable Carbon has allowed him to broaden his research activity to the issue of Bioeconomy, through French and European collaborations.

Website : INRA

Danan Corinne

Corinne Danan

'Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation' (MAA) - Mission officer at the General Directorate for Training and Research

Corinne Danan is a graduate of ENSIAA and holds a Phd thesis in the Unit of Ecology and Physiology of the Digestive System of INRA at Jouy-en-Josas. She was recruited in 1999 from the French Food Safety Agency. She has coordinated expert committees on biological hazards and then joined the Agency’s Food Safety Laboratory in 2005 to develop epidemic surveillance activities. In 2011, she took up her duties in the General Directorate for Food of the ministry Agriculture where she was in charge of microbiological control programming and led the implementation of the French surveillance platform for food chain. In 2017, she held a mission officer position at the General Directorate for Training and Research to supervise the research institutes under the ministry of Agriculture and to take part in the management of research, particularly in the field of the bioeconomy. She is currently a member of the Bioeconomy Strategic Working group from the SCAR at European level, and is a member of the steering committee of the national action plan for the Bioeconomy.

Website : MAA

Hugo de Vries

INRA - Deputy Science Director Food, Nutrition and Bioeconomy for European Affairs

Dr. Hugo de Vries works for the Scientific Direction Food, Nutrition and Bioeconomy with a specific emphasis on European and Mediterranean Affairs. He is co-animator for the thematic team on Bioeconomy. Previously he has been director of the Joint Research Centre IATE of INRA, CIRAD, Montpellier SupAgro and University of Montpellier focusing on transformation of renewable resources into food, bio-energy, biomaterials and bio-molecules. He is President Elect of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology. In The Netherlands, he has been the Head of the Food Technology Research Centre of Wageningen UR and coordinator of the European Integrated Project NovelQ (novel processing methods for the production and distribution of high-quality and safe foods). He obtained a PhD in physics and has held several positions around the globe.

Website : INRA

Xavier Longaygue

Xavier Longaygue

IFP Énergies Nouvelles (IFPEN) - “Openness and Scientific Influence” Manager

Xavier Longaygue is part of the scientific division of IFP Energie Nouvelles, where he is in charge of promoting fundamental research activities and supporting collaborations with scientific networks. Graduated in mechanical engineering, he also holds a PhD in Materials science.

He joined IFPEN in 1995 as a research engineer and became R&D project manager before going through to technological information, as head of the Upstream-Economy department.

Seconded in 2008 to the Ministry of Environment and Energy, as project leader for eco-technologies, he also served as an interdepartmental coordinator within the framework of the action plan “green industries”, on behalf of the Commissariat Général au Développement Durable. Back at IFPEN, he joined the scientific division where he put in place an in-house innovation incubator, then facilitated the support structure for the setting up of public-funded collaborative projects, before taking up his current position.

Website : IFPEN

Jacques Mery

Jacques Mery

IRSTEA - Research engineer

Jacques Méry is a research engineer at Irstea, leading its scientific strategic field “Bioeconomy and circular economy”. He has worked many years on the socioeconomics of municipal solid waste landfills, from environmental impacts (biogas and leachate) to social impacts (disamenities) and their monetarized value in the long run, questioning intergenerational equity. More recently, he worked on the territorial governance of these utilities and the corresponding transaction costs, valuing the governance costs of waste management and, more generally (in collaboration with politist C. Blatrix), the “return” of participative and deliberative democracy in environmental management.

Website : IRSTEA

Valérie TO

Valérie To

Ministère de la Transition Écologique et Solidaire - Project Manager at the General Commissariat for Sustainable Development

Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition- Project Manager at the General Commissariat for Sustainable Development.
In the context of climate change, Valérie is in charge at the office of agriculture and food of the  identification and promotion of sustainable production and consumption patterns for the implementation of the agro-ecological transition.

Website : MTES

Sophie Thoyer

Sophie Thoyer

IRTSEA - Head of the scientific department “Territories”

Sophie Thoyer is head of the scientific department “Territories” at the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and agriculture (IRSTEA) and is in charge of a strategic research theme on bioeconomy and circular economy. Before 2018, she was  full professor in environmental and agricultural economics at Montpellier Supagro and the president of the French association for rural economics (SFER).  Her current research area focuses on economic experimental approaches to evaluate public policies relating to bioeconomy and agri-environment. She has published extensively on behavioural economics for the design of ecosystem services contracts. She also has an extended knowledge of the Common Agricultural Policy and its evaluation. She is chief editor of a dedicated website on CAP reforms ( ) and one of the founders of the European research network on economic experiments for the CAP (ReeCAP).

Website : IRSTEA

Daphné Lorne

Daphné Lorne

IFP Énergies Nouvelles (IFPEN) - Economics engineer

Graduated from National School for Agronomy and Food Science, Daphné Lorne works, since 2006, as an economics engineer at IFP Energies nouvelles, a major player in research and training in the fields of energy, transport and environment. Daphné Lorne is part of the Economics and Environmental Assessment Department where she is in charge of transversal evaluations of the biofuel sectors and more particularly assesses their short, medium and long term deployment conditions in the transport sector at the French, European and global scales.

In support of the deployment of research in Bioeconomy, she co-leads the program group "Biomass Energies" of the ANCRE (National Research Coordination Alliance for Energy) and she is the scientific leader of the follow-up of the framework agreement between INRA and IFPEN on the Bioeconomy.

Website : IFPEN