Founded in 1946, INRA is the leading European agricultural research institute for agriculture, food and the environment. The Research Centre Angers-Nantes, encompasses the Biopolymers Interactions Assemblies Research Unit (BIA) (staff 120), renowned for its expertise in plant, biopolymer and food science. BIA is partner of Doctoral school VENAM gathering all the PhD students in plant, food & sea science.
Scientific training: This scientific training aimed at giving the opportunity to learn how plant cell wall-derived oligosaccharidic substrates can be generated and purified and how they can be characterized by mass spectrometry. This training included courses on principles of mass spectrometry and on mass spectrometry for oligosaccharides structure analysis. Practical sessions gave ESRs/ERs direct hands-on experience of oligosaccharides purification and mass spectrometry.
Complementary skills training: INRA dedicated human resources presented "Standards for quality management systems" issues. The course gave an overview of ISO 9001, which is now the most widely recognized standard for Quality Management. Courses provided an introduction to the broad topic area of quality standards and certification including: how to define quality, the development of quality system standards, structure of the ISO 9001:2000 series, and assessment & certification procedures. Finally, it gave an introduction to occupational health and safety in research.
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