Research Director at INRA, Joël is Scientific Director of MetaGenoPolis,a Unit of the Micalis Institute “Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health”. Joel joined INRA in 1983 and received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1988. Joel developed a unique expertise in the field of intestinal microbiology. He aims to contribute to a better understanding of the host-microbiota symbiosis in order to support therapeutic choices in the medical area, as well as science-based recommendations in health nutrition.
"Man-microbe symbiosis : I am what they eat...". Joël will present the current vision of the human intestinal metagenome and highlight insights it has provided towards the current understanding of the importance of the microbiome in nutrition and health, particularly for chronic inflammatory and metabolic diseases. He will present an extension of the dysbiosis concept that confers a central role to man-microbe symbiosis, with potential implications in health-nutrition and translational research.