DNA Gensee trains the next generation of scientists

The DNA Gensee team is, since its creation, strongly involved in the training of young scientists, either in the framework of post-graduate internships or intervention in schools. In 2021, we have been asked to participate in the training of two groups of students. Master Cosmetics ISIPCA In November 2021, Nelly Dubrulle, project manager at DNA…

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Vaccinium: are you sure of their presence and authenticity?

Vaccinium: botanical description and use Today, many plant species are used in the cosmetic and nutraceutical sectors. This is the case of species of Vaccinium genus. This plant genus includes 466 species (reference of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) spread throughout the northern hemisphere, with strong production in North America (from Alaska to Florida) and…

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Frauds and adulterations, the coffee case !

Coffee Coffee is a hot drink known throughout the world and widely consumed. It comes from the coffee tree, of the genus Coffea, a tree of the Rubiaceae family (Hendre and Aggarwal, 2007). Many legends have been built around this drink, concerning the discovery of this plant. One of them says that a Yemen shepherd…

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DNA Vanilla

Genetic analyses to identify Vanilla species

Today, vanilla is one of the most sought-after spices in the world. It is widely used by the food, fragrances and cosmetics industries. But its popularity and the increased global warming (storm, drought…) have caused a drop in yields, which has led to an increase in prices and frauds. However, currently, consumers are increasingly vigilant…

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Algae evolution

Algae authenticity and traceability

A new analytical approach for authentication and traceability of plant & algae raw materials Example with algae used in the cosmetic domain Presentation at the PBS* of Nelly Dubrulle (DNA Gensee) & Pierre-Yves Morvan (Codif Technologie Naturelle) * Plant Based Summit, 22-24 May 2019, Cité De Congrès – Lyon – France Algae and microalgae are…

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