Health and food

Our research addresses societal challenges by designing and engineering food, cosmetics and therapeutic products.


We develop in vitro and in silico models to study the physiological response of biological systems at molecular, cellular and organ levels such as dermal exposure to chemicals, cellular response to therapies (including cancer therapies), and oral processes of food and pharmaceutical products.

Our research focuses on how product structure and properties interplay with bio-substrate response. For instance, the link between food structure, nutrition, sensory or safety. We also study sustainable processes for novel and optimal structures and functions of foods, cosmetics and therapeutic drugs.

Our in vitro and in silico models support product and therapy development, avoiding animal testing and limiting the cost, the risks and the constraints of in vivo investigations.