This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 772787.

Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse

ENVT was founded in 1828. Since its creation, it has continually played a major role in society by training one fourth of French veterinarians. It prides itself for counting among its past students some of the great names of the profession: clinicians, researchers, lecturers, industrialists and policy-makers. Through its clinical activities, ENVT is open to its urban environment and to rural Greater South-west France. Through its research activities conducted in partnership with research institutes such as INRA and INSERM or teams from Toulouse University, ENVT has acquired a long-lasting international reputation. By training general practitioners whose economic role is essential in the region, it has developed strong ties with local economic and human territories. The school is involved in around 50 exchange programs. It thus has a great international dimension and offers its students, lecturers and researchers numerous opportunities abroad.

The main research fields of the units which participate to SMARTER are:

  • Infectious diseases, with the study of host –pathogens interactions (factors of virulence, immunity and inflammation), of diffusion within populations (epidemiology), of hazard control, notably in terms of foodstuffs sanitary safety, zoonoses (animal diseases transmitted to humans) (MRU IHAP);
  • Genetic and nutritional studies , notably in relation with digestive ecosystems, for healthy and sustainable breeding and farming programs (MRU GenPhySE and IRSD);