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Philippe Chemineau

Philippe Chemineau
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PhD, HDR, INRA Research Director, Member of the INRA governing body

Education & Career

  • 1976 Engineer in agronomy, NAtional School of Agronomy of Toulouse, France
  • 1986 PhD in Biology of Reproduction, University of Montpelllier, France
  • 1998 HDR, University of Tours, France
  • 1977-1999 Research Engineer INRA
  • 1999-now Research Director INRA
  • 1996-2000 Director of the Mixed Research Unit Physiologie de la Reproduction & des Comportements, Nouzilly, France
  • 2000-2009 Head of the PHASE Department, INRA
  • 2010-2013 Head of the Expertise and Prospective Délégation, INRA
  • 2013-now Head of the European, Regional and Higher Education Delegation, INRA
  • 2012-2016 President of the European Federation of Animal Sciences (EAAP)
  • 2018-2023 President of the World Association for Animal Production
  • CV Philippe Chemineau


Je suis un chercheur intéressé par la biologie de la reproduction chez les caprins et les ovins, par des systèmes d’élevage durables et par le comportement animal. Je pense qu’il est nécessaire de comprendre les mécanismes qui contrôlent la fonction de reproduction de ces deux espèces, ainsi que l’influence du milieu physique (durée d’éclairement, alimentation) et socio-sexuel (interactions entre sexes et entre animaux du même sexe). C’est, en effet, une base indispensable pour pouvoir mettre au point des innovations efficaces de maîtrise de la reproduction, qui sont respectueuses des animaux et de l’environnement. Le programme que je conduis actuellement vise à identifier des plantes contenant de la progestérone pour les utiliser en élevage.

J’exerce aussi actuellement des fonctions nationales d’administration de la recherche à l'INRA, notamment en ce qui concerne l’action régionale, les relations avec l’enseignement supérieur et l’Europe. Je suis membre du Collège de Direction de l’INRA.


Ella, A., Delgadillo, J. A., Chemineau, P., Keller, M. (2017). Computation of a high-resolution MRI 3D stereotaxic atlas of the sheep brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 525 (3), 676-692. DOI : 10.1002/cne.24079

Ramírez, S., Bedos, M., Chasles, M., Hernández, H., Flores, J., Vielma, J., Duarte, G., Retana-Márquez, M., Keller, M., Chemineau, P., Delgadillo, J. (2017). Fifteen minutes of daily contact with sexually active male induces ovulation, but delays it’s timing in seasonally anestrous goats. Theriogenology, 87, 148-153. DOI : 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.08.019

Pellerin, S., Bamière, L., Angers, D., Béline, F., Benoit, M., Butault, J.-P., Chenu, C., Colnenne-David, C., De Cara, S., Delame, N., Doreau, M., Dupraz, P., Faverdin, P., Garcia-Launay, F., Hassouna, M., Hénault, C., Jeuffroy, M.-H., Klumpp, K., Metay, A., Moran, D., Recous, S., Samson, E., Savini, I., Pardon, L., Chemineau, P. (2017). Identifying cost-competitive greenhouse gas mitigation potential of French agriculture. Environmental Science and Policy, 77, 130-139. DOI : 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.08.003

Abecia, J., Chemineau, P., Keller, M., Delgadillo, J. (2017). Extended day length in late winter/early spring, with a return to natural day length of shorter duration, increased plasma testosterone and sexual performance in rams with or without melatonin implants. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. DOI : 10.1111/rda.12988

Chesneau, D., Guillaume, D., Chemineau, P., Malpaux, B. (2017). Continuous light after 2 months of long days stimulates ram testis volume and increases fertility in spring. Animal, 11 (7), 1189-1195. DOI : 10.1017/S1751731116002299

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Philippe Chemineau
UMR Physiologie de la Reproduction & des Comportements
Centre INRA Val-de-Loire
37380 Nouzilly

Email: Philippe Chemineau