September 2014: The Neurophenols team will presenting at the BENEFIQ, an international forum on health ingredients, which will be held on September 24-25th 2014 in Québec City.

Juin 2014: Alexandre Dal-Pan, Post-doc researcher at INAF, has participated at ISANH Congress at Lisbonne, the june 5th 2014.

December 2013: Nutrineuro laboratory has participated at the last meeting of the Institute of Nutrition Aquitaine Québec (INAQ), the december 10th 2013, in Bordeaux.

October 2013: Julien Bensalem, ACTIV’INSIDE PhD student linked to NUTRINEURO laboratory, won a Young Investigator Award at the " 6th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health" (ICPH6), in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the october 19th 2013.

May 2013: The Neurophenols Project was awarded for the Prix Agrimip des Lycéens 2013. This award is given to honor collaborative projects between scientific, technological, industrial and organizational large groups and academic research, in France (Aquitaine, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire) and Canada (Québec).



  • What is a polyphenol?

Polyphenols are antioxidants naturally present in fruits, vegetables and plants. They are characterized at the molecular level by the presence of an aromatic ring having one (phenol) or more (polyphenols) hydroxyl group(s) (-OH).

Polyphenols are involved in the defense of various types of stress situations. Only plants and some microorganisms are able to synthesize them. In humans, these compounds must be supplemented through diet. There are more than 8000 plant polyphenols. They are divided into different classes depending on the structure of their carbon skeleton. There are, among others:

- Phenolic acids (C6-C1)

- Flavonoids (C6-C3-C6)

- Lignans (C6-C3-C3-C6)

- Stilbenes (C6-C2-C6)