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Unité Matériaux et Transformations
CNRS UMR 8207 - Université de Lille

FAILLE Christine
Christine FAILLE
Directrice de recherche INRAE
Unité Matériaux et Transformations
Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement
369 rue Jules Guesde
BP 20039
59651 Villeneuve d'Ascq
Tel: +33 (0)3 20 43 54 04
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Identifiant ORCID 0000-0002-2786-1412: 0000-0002-2786-1412


Interfaces bactéries/surfaces dans les agro-industries

Phénomènes d’adhésion et de structuration des biofilms en environnements agro-alimentaires (échelles : microscopique à pilote), structure des spores de Bacillus, rôle des environnements agro-industriels sur les mécanismes de formation et d’élimination des dépôts microbiens

Thèses en cours

Thèses soutenues

Derniers dépôts dans dans LillOA (Lille Open Archive)


  1. T. Benezech, J. Chew, G. Delaplace, C. Faille, M. Jimenez, I. Wilson, Fouling and cleaning in food processing in 2022, Food and Bioproducts Processing 138, 23-24 (2023), [doi: 10.1016/j.fbp.2022.12.003, LillOA]
  2. M. Deleplace, H. Dallagi, T. Dubois, E. Richard, A. Ipatova, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Structure of deposits formed by drying of droplets contaminated with Bacillus spores determines their resistance to rinsing and cleaning, Journal of Food Engineering 318, (2022), [doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2021.110873, LillOA]
  3. H. Dallagi, C. Faille, L. Bouvier, M. Deleplace, T. Dubois, F. Aloui, T. Benezech, M. Deleplace, Wet foam flow: A suitable method for improving surface hygiene in the food industry, Journal of Food Engineering 322, 110976 (2022), [doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2022.110976, LillOA]
  4. P.-K. Jha, H. Dallagi, E. Richard, M. Deleplace, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Does the vertical vs horizontal positioning of surfaces affect either biofilm formation on different materials or their resistance to detachment?, Food Control 133, 108646 (2022), [doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.108646, LillOA]
  5. L. Bouvier, C. Cunault, C. Faille, H. Dallagi, L. Wauquier, T. Benezech, Influence of the design of fresh-cut food washing tanks on the growth kinetics of Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilms, Iscience 24;6, 102506 (2021), [doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102506, LillOA]
  6. A. Al Saabi, H. Dallagi, F. Aloui, C. Faille, G. Rauwel, L. Wauquier, L. Bouvier, T. Benezech, Removal of Bacillus spores from stainless steel pipes by flow foam: Effect of the foam quality and velocity, Journal of Food Engineering 289, 110273 (2021), [doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2020.110273, LillOA]
  7. C. Faille, E. Billet, The aerosolisation phenomenon: Aerosol droplets and cross-contamination risks in the food industry, New Food Magazine 3, 51-54 (2020), [LillOA]
  8. P.-K. Jha, H. Dallagi, E. Richard, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Formation and resistance to cleaning of biofilms at air-liquid-wall interface. Influence of bacterial strain and material, Food Control 118, 107384 (2020), [doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107384, LillOA]
  9. T. Brauge, C. Faille, G. Leleu, C. Denis, A. Hanin, G. Midelet, Treatment with disinfectants may induce an increase in viable but non culturable populations of Listeria monocytogenes in biofilms formed in smoked salmon processing environments, Food Microbiology 92, 103548 (2020), [doi: 10.1016/, LillOA]
  10. E. Richard, T. Dubois, A. Allion-Maurer, P.-K. Jha, C. Faille, Hydrophobicity of abiotic surfaces governs droplets deposition and evaporation patterns, Food Microbiology 91, 103538 (2020), [doi: 10.1016/, LillOA]
  11. C. Faille, T. Brauge, G. Leleu, A. Hanin, C. Denis, G. Midelet, Comparison of the performance of the biofilm sampling methods (swab, sponge, contact agar) in the recovery of Listeria monocytogenes populations considering the seafood environment conditions, International journal of food microbiology 325, 108626 (2020), [doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2020.108626, LillOA]
  12. T. Dubois, F. Krzewinski, N. Yamakawa, C. Lemy, A. Hamiot, L. BRUNET, A.-S. Lacoste, Y. Knirel, Y. Guerardel, C. Faille, The sps Genes Encode an Original Legionaminic Acid Pathway Required for Crust Assembly in Bacillus subtilis, mBio 11;4, (2020), [doi: 10.1128/mbio.01153-20, LillOA]
  13. C. Faille, C. Lemy, A. Allion-Maurer, F. Zoueshtiagh, Evaluation of the hydrophobic properties of latex microspheres and Bacillus spores. Influence of the particle size on the data obtained by the MATH method (microbial adhesion to hydrocarbons), Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 182, 110398 (2019), [doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.110398, LillOA]
  14. C. Cunault, C. Faille, A. Calabozo-Delgado, T. Benezech, Structure and resistance to mechanical stress and enzymatic cleaning of Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilms formed in fresh-cut ready to eat washing tanks., Journal of Food Engineering 262, 154-161 (2019), [doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2019.06.006, LillOA]
  15. C. Cunault, C. Faille, R. Briandet, E. Trottier, F. Postollec, N. Desirac, T. Benezech, Pseudomonas sp. biofilm development on fresh-cut food equipment surfaces - a growth curve -fitting approach to building a comprehensive tool for studying surface contamination dynamics, Food Bioprod Process 107-70-87 (2018), [doi: 10.1016/j.fbp.2017.11.001, LillOA]
  16. T. Brauge, C. Faille, I. Sadovskaya, A. Charbit, T. Benezech, Y. Shen, M.J. Loessner, J.R. Bautista, G. Midelet-Bourdin, Z.T. Wen, The absence of N-acetylglucosamine in wall teichoic acids of Listeria monocytogenes modifies biofilm architecture and tolerance to rinsing and cleaning procedures, PLoS One 13, e0190879 (2018), [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190879, LillOA]
  17. C. Faille, C. Cunault, T. Dubois, T. Benezech, Hygienic design of food processing lines to mitigate the risk of bacterial food contamination with respect to environmental concerns, Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 46, 65-73 (2018), [doi: 10.1016/j.ifset.2017.10.002, LillOA]
  18. T. Brauge, C. Faille, G. Inglebert, T. Dubois, P. Morieux, C. Slomianny, G. Midelet-Bourdin, Comparative evaluation of DNA extraction methods for amplification by qPCR of superficial vs intracellular DNA from Bacillus spores, International Journal of Food Microbiology 266, 289-294 (2018), [doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.12.012, LillOA]
  19. T. Benezech, C. Faille, Two-phase kinetics of biofilm removal during CIP. Respective roles of mechanical and chemical effects on the detachment of single cells vs cell clusters from a Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm, Journal of Food Engineering 219, 121-128 (2018), [doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2017.09.013, LillOA]
  20. S. Khelissa, c. Jama, M. Abdallah, R. Boukherroub, C. Faille, N.-E. Chihib, Effect of incubation duration, growth temperature, and abiotic surface type on cell surface properties, adhesion and pathogenicity of biofilm-detached Staphylococcus aureus cells, AMB Express 7, 1116 (2017), [doi: 10.1186/s13568-017-0492-0, LillOA]
  21. S. Khelissa, M. Abdallah, c. Jama, C. Faille, N.-E. Chihib, Bacterial contamination and biofilm formation on abiotic surfaces and strategies to overcome their persistence, Journal of Materials and Environmental Science 8, 3326-3346 (2017), [LillOA]

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  1. F.Z. Jamal, V. Gaucher, M. Kfoury, D. Landy, S. Fourmentin, N. Benbettaieb, F. Debeaufort, S. Moundanga, L. Beney, T. Dubois, C. Faille, S. Degoutin, Nanofibrous active food packaging based on sodium alginate and cyclodextrins, Poster, 21st International Conference on Cyclodextrins, Dunkerque, France, Juin 2024 [LillOA]
  2. H. Dallagi, C. Faille, F. Aloui, T. Benezech, Présentation des résultats numériques et du sujet de la thèse, Poster, Journée de la recherche LILIAD, Lille, France, Fév 2019 [LillOA]
  3. C. Dari, H. Dallagi, C. Faille, T. Dubois, C. Lemy, G. Delaplace, m. abdallah, C. GRUESCU, J. BEAUCE, T. Benezech, A.-L. Fameau, Foams based on Alkyl polyglucosides and SDS for cleaning pipes contaminated with Bacillus subtilis spores, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, ICEF14, Nantes France, France, Juin 2023 [LillOA]
  4. J. Yammine, C. Faille, T. Dubois, C. GINDRAT-KELLER, J. TENDON, T. Benezech, Impact of acetic acid on the removal of Bacillus subtilis spores from stainless steel pipelines, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, 10th European Spores Conference, Cambridge, Royaume-Uni, Avr 2022 [LillOA]
  5. C. Dari, H. Dallagi, C. Faille, T. Dubois, T. Benezech, A.-L. Fameau, Foams with controlled properties formulated with bio-based surfactants for industrial cleaning and decontamination, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, EUFOAM conference, Krakow online, Pologne, Juil 2022 [LillOA]
  6. H. Dallagi, C. Faille, L. Bouvier, L. Wauquier, C. GRUESCU, F. Aloui, T. Benezech, Flowing Foam: An Eco-Efficient Strategy for Cleaning of Contaminated Industrial Equipment, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, Heat Exchanger Fouling & Cleaning Conference XIV, Wagrain, Autriche, Juin 2022 [LillOA]
  7. T. TUYTSCHAEVER, C. Faille, K. RAES, S. Sampers, Influence of temperature, material, slope and strain on Listeria monocytogenes biofilms, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing, Lille, France, Mar 2022 [LillOA]
  8. M. Deleplace, P.-K. Jha, H. Dallagi, T. Dubois, E. Richard, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Bacterial contamination at the air-liquid-wall interface. Relative roles of physico-chemical vs Bacterial phenomena, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2022, Lille, France, Mar 2022 [LillOA]
  9. H. Dallagi, C. Faille, C. GRUESCU, F. Aloui, T. Benezech, Foam flow in biofilm removal to improve hygiene and energy saving in food industry, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2022, Lille, France, Mar 2022 [LillOA]
  10. H. Dallagi, E. Richard, T. Dubois, M. Deleplace, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Observation of the drying dynamics of droplets using confocal microscope, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, Journées de la Matière Condensée, minicolloque MMB16 “The drying dynamics in complex systems: from colloidal solutions to biological suspensions”, Online, France, Aou 2021 [LillOA]

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