Dr Sghaier Chriki

Dr Sghaier Chriki
Assistant Professor, PhD Animal Sciences

Animal science, meat quality, livestock farming systems.

Research Unit

Agroecology and Environment



Animal science, meat quality, livestock farming systems


Ongoing projects

  • EcoMeat3G: The objective of this project (Global Guaranteed Grading (3G) of beef and lamb from autonomous, organic or ecological production systems) is to develop innovative livestock practices and a new grading scheme to predict meat eating quality


Teaching duties

  • Animal science
  • Meat quality
  • Animal feeding
  • Livestock farming systems


Professional Appointments

  • 2018 : Assistant Professor in ISARA
    Teaching “Animal Productions” and research in the department of Agroecology.
  • 2017: Researcher Associate in University of Angers
    Teaching in the “Biological Engineering” department of Angers ‘university, and research in the Zootechnical team of ESA [High School of Agricultural of Angers] (31)
  • 2015: Researcher Associate in the National Institute of Agronomy of Toulouse (ENSAT)
    Teaching in the “Animal Science” department of ENSAT, and research in the Nutrition and Digestive Ecosystems (NED) team of INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research)



  • 2013: PhD Food Sciences
    Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand (France)
    Subject: Meta-analysis of muscle characteristics to predict the quality of beef.

    • INRA [National Institute for Agricultural Research] (Theix-France)
    • UNCEIA [National Union of Cooperative Breading and Artificial Insemination] (Paris-France)

    Funding: CIFRE (UNCEIA).

  • 2009: Master in Nutrition & Food Science
    Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand [France]
    Second year of Master in which we treated various subjects such as Food processing, Food safety.
    Sensory and nutritional quality of food..
  • 2008: License (L1, L2, L3) and Master1 in Nutraceutical (Functional Foods) University of Pharmacy Rennes [France]
    Three years (L1, L2, L3) in which I obtained a License in Nutraceutical and directly started my first year to gain a master degree (Master1) in the same specialty. In those years, we looked up on a diversity of subjects including Biochemistry, regulation and marketing of functional foods (Nutraceuticals).



  • Chriki, S., Ellies-Oury, M.-P., Fournier, D., Liu, J., Hocquette, J.-F., (2020). Analysis of Scientific and Press Articles Related to Cultured Meat for a Better Understanding of Its Perception. Frontiers in Psychology 11.Liu, J., Chriki, S., Ellies-Oury, M.-P., Legrand, I., Pogorzelski, G., Wierzbicki, J., Farmer, L., Troy, D., Polkinghorne, R., Hocquette, J.-F., (2020). European conformation and fat scores of bovine carcasses are not good indicators of marbling. Meat Science 170, 108233.
  • Chriki S, Hocquette JF (2020). The Myth of Cultured Meat: A Review. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7.
  • Ellies-Oury M-P, Hocquette J-F, Chriki S, Conanec A, Farmer L, Chavent M, Saracco J (2020). Various Statistical Approaches to Assess and Predict Carcass and Meat Quality Traits. Foods, 9(4):525.
  • Liu J, Ellies-Oury M-P, Chriki S, Legrand I, Pogorzelski G, Wierzbicki J, Farmer L, Troy D, Polkinghorne R, Hocquette J-F (2020). Contributions of tenderness, juiciness and flavor liking to overall liking of beef in Europe. Meat Science, 168:108190.
  • Chriki S, Renand G, Picard B, Micol D, Journaux L and Hocquette JF (2013). « Meta-analysis of the relationships between beef tenderness and muscle characteristics », Livestock Science, 155, 424–434.
  • Hocquette JF, Wezemael LV, Chriki S, Legrand I, Verbeke W, Farmer L, D. Scollan Nigel, Polkinghorne R, Rødbotten R, Allen P and. Pethick DW (2014). « Modelling of beef sensory quality for a better prediction of palatability », Meat Science, 97 (3), 316–322.
  • Chriki S, Picard B, Faulconnier Y, Micol D, Brun JP, Reischstadt M, Jurie C, Durand D, Renand G, Journaux L et Hocquette JF (2013). « A data warehouse of muscle characteristics and beef quality in Europe », Italian Journal of Animal Science, 12: e41, 247- 256.
  • Chriki S, Gardner G, Jurie C, Picard B, Micol D, Brun JP, Journaux L et Hocquette JF (2012). « Cluster analysis application in research of muscle biochemical determinants for beef tenderness », BMC Biochemistry, 13: 29.
  • Chriki S, Picard B, Jurie C, Reichstadt M, Micol D, Brun JP, Journaux L et Hocquette JF (2012). « Meta-analysis of the comparison of the metabolic and contractile characteristics of two bovine muscles: Longissimus thoracis and Semitendinosus », Meat Science, 91, 423–429.