Research programs

Projects in progress :

  • 2018-2020 : CAPES-COFECUB research progam BIOSTIMALG ULCO/Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC Florianόpolis).
  • 2017-2021 : ADEME project PHYTEO : « Essential oil production: an eco-innovative sector for the reconversion of historically polluted soils ».
  • 2017-2020ADEME project Extra-Zn  : Production of Zn-enriched biomasses by phytoextraction for ecocatalysis ». INERIS/ULCO.
  • 2020 : Phytofonc. project, SFR Condorcet.
  • 2016 – 2020 : CPER  project « ALIBIOTECH Food and Biotechnology ».
    WP 1. Characterization of the plant’s interaction with its environment
    WP 2. Biological activities of biomolecules and secondary metabolites from plants and/or micro-organisms.
  • 2019 – 2020 : A2U project : ULCO/UPJV. Tripartite interaction as an alternative control method against powdery mildew and septoria in wheat, TRIPLET.
  • 2020-2024 : ” Dunkerque, l’Energie Créative “,
  • project, winning project of the Territoires d’innovation (TI) action under the PIA.
  • 2020-2023 : H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019 n°873005: Waste Oils RecycLe and Development (WORLD). 5 academic partners (France, Italy, Spain, Algeria) and 2 industrial partners (Italy, Spain). Project led by the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Pr Andrea Mele.
  • 2020-2022 : PHC Utique 44209NB project : Development of an innovative control strategy for the integrated management of food pests. Project in partnership with Pr Mediouni Ben Jemâa Jouda , INRAT, Tunis.
  • 2020-2021 : FILAXTEXUS project : Production of textile flax fibres for open-end spinning by ultrasonic process and green sizing, public-private partnership the companies VRF and Textiles de Dunes. ADEME Graine.
  • 2019-2021 : ScreEnDex project : Screening of Dextrin Encapsulation capabilities / Application to gaseous pollutants and pharmaceutical molecules, public-private partnership with the company Roquette Frères within the framework of the CPER IRENE.
  • 2019-2021 : PCSI project : « Natural antimicrobials and insecticides encapsulated in biodegradable materials based on proteins, phospholipids and cyclodextrins for food preservation: applications to fresh orange juice and dates”. Collaboration with the Lebanese University, the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (LAGEP) and the University of Carthage, Tunisia.
  • 2019-2020 : AUF/CNRS Liban SCORE project : “Supramolecular Chelation of Heavy Metals and Radioactive Entities” (SCORE) Chelation supramoléculaire des métaux lourds et d’entités radioactives. (France, Tunisie, Liban).
  • 2018-2020 : PHC Galilé (N°39467XJ) : New supramolecular green solvent for VOC abatement. Partenaires :
    • Pr Andrea Mele, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italie.
    • Dr Margarida Costa-Gomes, Laboratoire de Chimie, ENS de Lyon, France.
  • 2017-2020 : ADEME GRAINE project « PHYTEO » : The production of essential oils: an eco-innovative way of reconverting historically polluted soils. Transversal project between 3 UCEIV teams, led by the IPCR team (Pr Anissa Hadj-Sahraoui).

Recent projects :

  • 2016-2019 : Projet TRIPLER : ” Impact of PM2.5 varying according to their source (road traffic, industries) on respiratory health. In vitro approach” – ANSES Environment-Health PRA.
  • 2015-2019 : VESITOX project : “Extracellular vesicles as new potential biomarkers of toxicity of environmental pollutants” – APR Environnement-Santé de l’ANSES, funded by INSERM and Aviesan.
  • 2014-2018 : Project “Manganese in urban air: levels, physicochemical characterization and modelling with dispersion models”, Plan Estatal de Investigacion Cientifica y Técnica y de Innovacion, Spain, Project leader : Universidad de Cantabria.
  • 2015-2017 : PACATOX project : « Biomarkers of toxicity of particulate air pollution influenced by age “, APR Santé Environnement de l’ANSES, financed by ADEME.
  • 2015-2017 : Project “Extracellular vesicles as new potential biomarkers of toxicity of environmental pollutants”, (2015-2017), APR Santé Environnement Company funded by the Nord-Pas de Calais region.
  • 2014-2017 : SENETOX Project : « Urban fine particulate pollution: age-modulated biomarkers of carcinogenesis”, APR Santé Environnement Société financed by the Nord-Pas de Calais region.
  • 2016-2019 : Projet INTERREG V France-Flandres-Wallonie « Portefeuille de projets : SMARTBIOCONTROL.
  • 2016-2019 : BIOSCREEN project : New biosourced and multifunctional molecules for the control of phytopathogenic agents in crops in the transboundary region.
  • 2016-2019 : BIOPROTECT project : Biological protection in practice: optimising the effectiveness in the field of (new) biological pesticides.
  • 2016-2019 : ARIMNET – Coordination of Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean Area.
  • 2016-2019 : BACPLANTS – Towards a sustainable agriculture by increasing plant tolerance to biotic stress under climatic change.
  • 2015-2017 : FUI IRIS+ project : «  Innovative solutions for vine and wheat health combining biostimulant and SDP applications with imaging and agricultural equipment technologies”.
  • 2014-2016 : NEWBIOPEST project : « Systèmes agricoles et environnement en Nord-Pas de Calais “, financed by the Nord-Pas de Calais region.

  • 2019 : SFR Condorcet COVSOLV project : « Absorption of volatile compounds via environmentally friendly solvents”. Collaboration with Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de Reims (ICMR), UMR 7312, University of Reims Champagne Ardenne (URCA).
  • 2018-2019 : BQR A2U : Study of the encapsulation properties of amphiphilic cyclodextrins in deep eutectic solvents and of the conditions of their industrial and commercial valorisation. Partners :
    • LG2A UMR CNRS 7378
    • UCCS UMR CNRS 8181
    • Curapp-ESS, UMR CNRS 7319
  • 2017-2019 : ULTRAFLAX project : « Design of new bio-composite materials for eco-design based on mucilages from oilcake and short flax fibres “.
  • 2018 : Projet IRENE project: Caractérisation de nouveaux matériaux à changement de phase microencapsulés.
  • 2018 : IRENE project : ynthesis and study of new complexing entities based on calix[4]pyrrole for heavy metal decontamination of aquatic environments. (REMELO project).
  • 2018 : SFR Condorcet IGNIFLAX project : « Use of ultrasonic and enzymatic processes for improving the quality of flax fibres”. Collaboration with the University of REIMS, UMR INRA 614 FARE (URCA).
  • 2016-2018 : PCSI (AUF) project : « Improvement of the nutritional qualities of food by encapsulation of active compounds: application to estragole “. Collaboration with the Lebanese University, the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (LAGEP) and the University of Carthage, Tunisia.
  •  2018 : Ultralin project : « Application development of sonochemical processes for the valorisation of flax fibres “.
  • 2014-2017 : PEPPAZU project : « Perception et Evaluation des Produits Phytosanitaires dans l’Air en Zone Péribaine Urbaine”, financed by the Nord-Pas de Calais region.
  • 2014-2016 : DESCOV project : new Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) for the absorption of VOCs, financed by ADEME “Cortea”.

  • 2018-2019 : IRENE project : « Exploratory study of a catalytic oxidation process for the remediation of industrial effluents loaded with oxygenated VOCs”; partner : Ryssen Alcools.
  • 2016-2018 : Innocold project: « Catalytic Oxycombustion / Energy recovery of CO2 ” partner: EDF LNG Dunkerque.
  • 2013-2015 : ProBTEX project : ” Industrial treatment process for BTEX “, financed by ADEME ” Cortea “.
  • 2009-2013 : REDUGAZ project : « Technologies for the Reduction of Industrial Gaseous Effluent Emissions”, within the framework of the European programme INTERREG IV.