LIPH4SAS research infrastructure

National distributed research infrastructure dedicated to the phenotyping of farm animals, LIPH4SAS implements experiments and collects phenotypes and samples for the scientific communities in animal sciences, which carry out research aimed at favoring the transition towards agricultural and food systems. more sustainable, based on the principles of agroecology.

LIPH4SAS brings together ten INRAE entities spread over the national territory, six of which are integrated into European infrastructures (AQUAEXCEL – PIGWEB – SmartCow), as well as a functional exploration platform and an entity dedicated to information systems.

See the page dedicated to our components for more information on the constituent entities of the LIPH4SAS infrastructure.


The infrastructure is managed by Jean-Pierre Bidanel (Animal Genetics Department) & Stéphane Ingrand (Animal Physiology and Livestock Systems Department).

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