• Complex systems and software engineering
  • Quality of life - Health - Food

Modélisation Systémique Appliquée aux Ruminants

Research unit


MoSAR is a mixed research unit (UMR) between INRA and AgroParisTech, physically situated within AgroParisTech, Paris, with an experimental facility at Grignon (78850). It is attached to the INRA centre of Jouy-en-Josas. MoSAR came into being on the 1st January 2010, prior to this the unit was called ?Physiologie de la Nutrition et Alimentation?. The unit has a long-standing expertise in ruminant nutritional physiology and feed evaluation, applied to dairy goats, as well as in systemic modelling of animal physiology and biology. Since becoming MoSAR, the scientific objectives of the research unit have evolved to give the systemic modelling a more central role, together with a clearer focus on the characterisation of phenotypic variation in the acquisition, transformation and allocation of nutrients to different life functions.


  • Mr Maryline BOVAL

Innovation themes

Map and access

16, rue Claude-Bernard
75231 PARIS

Our research areas


- systemic modeling of the living
- digestion and quality food
- partitioning of energy nutrients
- animal welfare and behavior

Applications sectors

  • IT / software
  • Agri-food industry
  • Business services

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 29
Number of researchers : 13
Number of doctoral students : 9

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Experimental installation for the implementation of precision breeding tools on a dairy herd of 120 goats


Our results

Projects examples

ERANET Dairy-ICT: Use of accelerometers to monitor animal well-being and health, PSDR Flèche: Developement of integrated dairy goat systems in an agro-ecological context, Systali: Revision of the national feeding systems for ruminants

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

University of Aarhus Denmark, SRUC Scotland, Institut de l'élevage, etc

Private collaborations

Agro-alimentaire France et International, On-farm technology companies France et international, Advisory services France


Establishments of affiliation