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GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech

Elisabetta GIUFFRA, Senior Scientist (DR2)

Elisabetta Giuffra
Genomics of host (pig)-virus interactions and functional annotation of the genomes of major farm species.
Fond Blanc2

INRAE, UMR 1313 Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative
Domaine de Vilvert, Bat 320, 78352 Jouy en Josas
Tel : +33 (0) 1 34 65 26 48

Email :

Research Team: Genetics Microbiota Health (GeMS)

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Elisabetta Giuffra (female), biologist, obtained her PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Turin (Italy) in 1993. Since then she worked on different topics of farm animal genomics across Italy, France, Sweden and the U.K.

Since December 2010 she works in France at INRAE (GABI Unit, Jouy-en-Josas) where she has continued her research on the genomics of host (pig) response to viruses, manly by trascriptional genomics approaches. Since her appointment as permanent senior scientist (DR2) in February 2015 she primarily works in the context of the "Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes" (FAANG) initiative (, for which she co-coordinates the Steering Committee. Since July 2019 she coordinates the H2020 FAANG project GENE-SwitCH (The regulatory GENomE of SWine and CHicken: functional annotation during development ; Recent activities are centered on the use of in vitro systems (organoids) to unravel genotype-to-phenotype relations and for in vitro phenotyping of immune-related traits in porcine populations.

Fields of Research :

Host-pathogen interaction – Functional annotation of domesticated animal genomes.

Publications and other productions :

Multi-species annotation of transcriptome and chromatin structure in domesticated animals.

BMC biology

2019-12-30 | journal-article

Macrophage-B Cell Interactions in the Inverted Porcine Lymph Node and Their Response to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus.Frontiers in immunology
    2019-05 | journal-article
            PMID: 31130951
            PMC: PMC6510060
            DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00953
    The miRNA-targeted transcriptome of porcine alveolar macrophages upon infection with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus.Scientific reports
    2019-02 | journal-article
            PMID: 30816147
            PMC: PMC6395673
            DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39220-3
    Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG): Current Achievements and Roadmap.Annual review of animal biosciences
    2018-11 | journal-article
            PMID: 30427726
            DOI: 10.1146/annurev-animal-020518-114913
    Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Type 1.3 Lena Triggers Conventional Dendritic Cells 1 Activation and T Helper 1 Immune Response Without Infecting Dendritic Cells.Frontiers in immunology
    2018-10 | journal-article
            PMID: 30333837
            PMC: PMC6176214
            DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02299
    Long noncoding RNA repertoire in chicken liver and adipose tissue. Genetics, selection, evolution : GSE
    2017-01 | journal-article
            PMID: 28073357
            PMC: PMC5225574
            DOI: 10.1186/s12711-016-0275-0
    GO-FAANG meeting: a Gathering On Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes.Animal genetics
    2016-07 | journal-article
            PMID: 27453069
            PMC: PMC5082551
            DOI: 10.1111/age.12466
    Coordinated international action to accelerate genome-to-phenome with FAANG, the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes project.Genome biology
    2015-03 | journal-article
            PMID: 25854118
            PMC: PMC4373242
            DOI: 10.1186/s13059-015-0622-4
    Impact of the genetic background on the composition of the chicken plasma MiRNome in response to a stress.PloS one
    2014-12 | journal-article
            PMID: 25473826
            PMC: PMC4256448
            DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114598
    A 2.5-kilobase deletion containing a cluster of nine microRNAs in the latency-associated-transcript locus of the pseudorabies virus affects the host response of porcine trigeminal ganglia during established latency.Journal of virology
    2014-10 | journal-article
            PMID: 25320324
            PMC: PMC4301172
            DOI: 10.1128/JVI.02181-14