I did my entire University program, specialized in “Human Nutrition and Food Sciences”, at the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France). In 2000, I obtained my PhD working on “Vitamin A metabolism in humans” at the French National Institute of Agronomy (INRA, Clermont-Ferrand, France) in a laboratory specialized in micronutrients and human nutrition. I performed a three-year post-doctoral period working on activation & deactivation of Hepatic Stellate Cells (HSCs) (Clermont-Ferrand Hospital). In 2003, I reached Bordeaux Sciences Agro as an Assistant Professor in charge of the coordination of Human Nutrition courses. From my arrival, I have built a degree program on “Food Sciences and Nutritional Health”. I was also in charge of a course part of the Human Nutrition Master’s Degree of the University of Bordeaux entitled “Bioavailability, Toxicology and Regulation of Nutrition Products”. Recently I joined a new laboratory belonging to the National Center for Scientic Research (CNRS) and specialized in Chemistry, Membrane Biology and Nanotechnologies (UMR CBMN 5248, University of Bordeaux) where I began a new research project to study the role of emulsifiers on lipid bioavailability, in regards to industrial applications.
I have been member of the French Nutrition Society (SFN), of the French Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Society (SFNEP) and I was an expert for the French Food Safety Agency (ANSES) and the French Agricultural and Food Ministry.
My first love, in terms of research, was “vitamin A metabolism” and in extension the role of fat-soluble vitamins and micronutrients (especially polyphenols like isoflavones) in human nutrition. Specialized in the study of cell culture, animal physiology and nutrient bioavailability in human. I am now interested in understanding the effects of emulsifiers on the modulation of lipid bioavailability. The aim of this research is to propose new industrial applications, for optimizing lipid use by the body in order to better prevent obesity.
Research unit and labs
Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nano-objects (CBMN), Colloïdes and Lipid for Industry and Food team) UMR 5248 – University of Bordeaux –National Polythechnic Institute of Bordeaux Aquitaine. Allée Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Bât B14, 33600 Pessac, France.