INRA – Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

135 Avenue de Rangueil
31077 Toulouse Cedex 4

The LISBP (Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés), recognised by both the CNRS and INRA at a national level, and part of the engineering school INSA Toulouse, undertakes research from fundamental analysis of generic concepts in order to improve and design novel applications. The LISBP is specialised in biotechnology, system biology and chemical engineering.

Keywords of LISBP: 

  • Engineering: Rational improvement of a system’s performance based upon in depth understanding of the underlying scientific mechanisms
  • Systems biology: Biological systems respond in a complex and dynamic manner to the surrounding environment. Understanding these interactions and the basic regulatory networks involved is a key objective for modern microbiology
  • (Bio)Chemical Engineering: Most of our research finds its application in industrial processes. Understanding and exploiting the fundamental characteristics of such processes is critical to realistic process development

Objectives of LISBP:

  • Maintain standards of excellence in both Life Sciences and Chemical Engineering
  • Combine these approaches to take into account all levels of interaction from gene to process
  • Couple scientific excellence to socio-economic pertinence to develop innovative biotechnology in an ecological and sustainable manner


Nic Lindley, +33 561559489

Michael O'Donohue, +33 561559428