Formation Biotechnology for sustainable agriculture

Résumé de la formation

  • Type de diplôme: Certificat
  • Domaines de compétences: Agronomie et Agriculture



The objective of this module is to cover different fields of crop improvement and protection, biodiversity conservation, food, environment, health and animal sciences, metagenomics, where biotechnology has emerged to be a complementary tool in matter of sustainable agriculture


Contenu de la formation

Assessment (Students can choose the language of assessment, French or English)

Lectures, Practical works and tutorials will all be dealt in English. Hand-outs as well as power-point presentations will be available on the «Moodle» platform of the ENSAT. A tutored group project will involve students into the art of scientific communication

  • 60h

Plant biotechnology

  • Germplasm conservation, crop improvement and protection
  • Applications of in vitro culture towards the improvement and conservation of plant species will be declined.
  • Conventional and novel technologies involving recombinant
  • DNA technology aiming at reducing the use of agricultural intrants will be studied.
  • Model plants used to decipher gene isolation and functional analysis will be studied.
  • Altogether taken, these will be explored within the international legal framework of the International Biodiversity Convention and Biosafety Carthagena Protocol.

Finally, the European and French legal framework dedicated to Crop Improvement, Crop Protection, Food and Feed safety will be summarised.

Introduction to Metagenomics

  • Metagenomics is the study of the genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples.
  • This new field of research enables studies of microbial communities that are not easily cultured in laboratory conditions under conditions of clonal cultures.
  • This has led to the discovery of new genes that code for novel enzymes capable of producing molecules of industrial potential.

Microbial Biotechnology

  • The role of microbes in sustainable agriculture, human and environmental health
  • Lectures will focus on the use of lab-cultured microorganisms to produce new biofertilisers, biopesticides, novel agents for biocontrol of plant diseases.
  • The presence of diverse microorganisms in food will be illustrated within the legal context of the European Food Safety Authority.

Animal biotechnology

  • Methodologies and case studies in animal biotechnology will be declined with respect to the resulting diverse applications.

Biotechnology and dermo-cosmetics

  • Dr Patrick Bogdanowicz, from Pierre Fabre Cosmétiques will explain how a flourishing local industry makes use of Biotechnology, cellular imagery during the process of developing new products in the dermo-cosmetics industry.


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Condition d'accès

Bac +2


Lieu(x) de la formation

  • Toulouse

Contact(s) administratif(s)

Conseiller Formation Qualifiante

Tél : 05 34 32 31 07

Email : qualifiant.fc @

Plus d'infos

Crédits ECTS 6 crédits

Public concernéFormation continue, Formation continue non diplômante, Formation professionnelle

Nature de la formation

Durée du stage 60h

Code CPF Éligible au CPF

Prix inter-entreprise 1 000 €

Date(s) de la formation Nous contacter

Nous contacter

Toulouse INP Formation Continue

6 allée Emile Monso - BP 34038
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
Ouvert du lundi au vendredi

08h30-12h30 / 13h30-16h30

05 34 32 31 08


Le centre de formation continue et professionnelle des Grandes Écoles d'Ingénieurs de Toulouse INP

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