Proposal for a PhD position at INRAE!

A proposal for a PhD thesis (from autumn 2021 to autumn 2024) is available at INRAE. The thesis subject is : “Transcriptional and epigenetic responses of blood leukocytes in the pig species: towards new indicators of health and well-being”. It is funded 50% by the Brittany Region and 50% by INRAE, the French  National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment. It will be carried out in co-supervision between Elodie Merlot (PEGASE unit, INRAE, Brittany) and Helene Jammes (BREED unit, INRAE, Parisian region). The project aims to study the effect of environmental enrichment on the immune response of pigs, with a focus on the transcriptome and epigenetic marks observed in blood immune cells. The project will make extensive use of molecular biology tools, requires knowledge in animal physiology and some notions of ethology.

The offer is available on the website of the EGAAL doctoral school (> PEGASE). The deadline for applications is June 9, and applications must be submitted only on the web site of the doctoral school.

For further information please contact:  Elodie Merlot (