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Hervé Blottière

Hervé Blottière
Director of Research - DR1, Team leader

Hervé Blottière has obtained a PhD in Tumor Immunology from the University of Nantes (France) in 1989. He is presently Director of Research at INRA, the French National Research Institute for Agricultural and Food Research. Within the Micalis Research department, he heads a research laboratory studying the Human Intestinal Ecosystem. He developed a Functional Metagenomics approach to study host-microbiota cross-talk. He has set up a robotic platform to allow high throughput screenings, now part of the MetaGenoPolis initiative in which he is Scientific Director.

His areas of research are the Physiology of the digestive Tract and the prevention of intestinal pathologies (colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases). His main research interests are the intestinal ecosystem and the cross-talk between gut microbiota and the intestinal mucosa at the molecular level. His goals are to provide a better understanding of the physiology of the digestive tract and to allow strategies preventing gut and metabolic pathologies including obesity .

He is Coordinator of the French National Research Agency (ANR) funded FunMetaGen project, task leader in the EU funded project MetaCardis, and was co-coordinator of the European funded Marie-Curie Initial Training Network Cross-Talk ( He participated as partner or task leader in several projects including the European funded MetaHIT and the ANR-funded MicroObese, SFBIMPRO and Surfing. He was the Vice-President of the French Club d’Etude des Cellules Epithéliales Digestives (CECED) until 2014. He is Member of the French GastroEnterology Society (SNFGE) and of the Society for Mucosal Immunology (SMI). He authored 98 peer-reviewed publications and 30 Reviews. (h-index = 39). Publication list. He is inventor or co-inventor of 8 patents.

Tel: +33 (01) 34 65 23 19

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