The memorandum of understanding for the IAL OptiNutriBrain was signed on November 3rd, 2014, in the presence of Quebec’s Minister of Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science, Mr Yves Bolduc, and French Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research, Mrs Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.

The IAL is a partnership between French and Canadian public laboratories that shares the same objectives. It is thus considered to be a laboratory “without borders”, allowing its research deliverables to be utilized on a global scale.

The co-directors of OptiNutriBrain have a history of successful and synergistic partnership, due to their collaborated work and student exchanges. The Neurophenols consortium and the NUTRIVIE project (Nutrition and brain aging: study on the effects of vitamin A and omega 3 PUFA supplementation on mnesic performances) are both examples of successful collaborations. These two projects aimed to understand the impact of liposoluble nutrients (omega-3) and fruit extracts on memory deficiency linked to normal and pathological aging.

Dr Layé’s and Dr Calon’s multidisciplinary research teams are complementary and world-renowned, which thus brings the IAL OptiNutriBrain to the forefront of nutrition and brain health research. 

With OptiNutriBrain, the goal is to play a leading role in the areas of great importance of nutrition and brain health.