Dr. Isabelle Oswald

Dr. Isabelle Oswald, INRA, ToxAlim, Research Center in Food Toxicology, France
Dr. Isabelle Oswald qualified as an engineer in agricultural sciences in France in 1980. For her Ph.D. she specialised in immunology at INRA (French National Institute of Agricultural Research) and completed a post-doctorate at the NIH (Bethesda, Maryland, USA). During

the last 20 years she analysed the mechanism of toxicity caused by the ingestion of mycotoxins (especially Fumonisin B1 and Deoxynivalenol) including effects on the immune system and on the intestine. Dr. Oswald has more than 120 peer-reviewed international publications. She is an expert for the European Food Safety agency and for the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety.  
She is currently leading a research team with 5 scientists, 4 technicians and 9 doctoral and post-doctoral fellows. This team has two main goals (1) to determine the toxic effects of mycotoxins in pigs using both in vitro, ex vivo and in vovo models, (2) to characterize the production of mycotoxins and other secondary metabolites by fungal species.