Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Abitur (A-levels) (mathematics and physics), Toulouse, France

  • 1988
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) Cell biology and biochemistry, Toulouse, France

  • 1991
    Master of Science (Msc) Pharmacology, Toulouse, France

  • 1995 – 1998
    Postdoc position in cardiovascular physiology under Prof. Busse, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1998
    Junior Researcher (CR), INSERM

  • 2001 – 2006
    Cardiovascular physiology, Prof. Busse, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2006 – 2010
    AVENIR INSERM, Toulouse, France

  • 2009
    Research Director (DR), INSERM

  • Since 2011
    Head of INSERM Team, INSERM 858, Toulouse

Selected publications

  • Villaret, A. et al.: Adipose Tissue Endothelial Cells from Obese Human Subjects: Differences Among Depots in Angiogenic, Metabolic, and Inflammatory Gene Expression and Cellular Senescence. In: Diabetes, 2010 Aug 16.

  • Duffaut, C. et al.: Interplay between human adipocytes and T lymphocytes in obesity: CCL20 as an adipochemokine and T lymphocytes as lipogenic modulators. In: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 29(10), 2009. S. 1608-1614.

  • Bourlier, V. et al.: Remodeling phenotype of human subcutaneous adipose tissue macrophages. In: Circulation 117(6), 2008. S. 806-815.

  • Sengenès, C. et al.: Chemotaxis and differentiation of human adipose tissue CD34+/CD31- progenitor cells: role of stromal derived factor-1 released by adipose tissue capillary endothelial cells. In: Stem Cells 25(9), 2007. S. 2269-2276.

  • Miranville, A. et al.: Improvement of postnatal neovascularization by human adipose tissue-derived stem cells. In: Circulation 110(3), 2004. S. 349-355.

  • Curat, C.A. et al.: From blood monocytes to adipose tissue-resident macrophages: induction of diapedesis by human mature adipocytes. In: Diabetes 53(5), 2004. S. 1285-1292.

  • Bouloumié, A. et al.: Adipocyte produces matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9: involvement in adipose differentiation. In: Diabetes 50(9), 2001. S. 2080-2086.

  • Bouloumié, A. et al.: Leptin, the product of Ob gene, promotes angiogenesis. In: Circ Res 83(10), 1998. S. 1059-1066.

  • Bouloumié, A. et al.: Endothelial dysfunction coincides with an enhanced nitric oxide synthase expression and superoxide anion production. In: Hypertension 30(4), 1997. S. 934-941.

  • Bouloumié, A. et al.: Alpha 2-adrenergic stimulation promotes preadipocyte proliferation. Involvement of mitogen-activated protein kinases. In: J Biol Chem. 269(48), 1994. S. 30254-30259.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Research project on the role of stroma cells in the development of adipose tissue and in the genesis of obesity-associated pathologies:

  • Characterisation of the inflammatory cells and the mechanisms responsible for their accumulation in adipose tissue

  • Role of the vascular system and the processes involved in angiogenesis

  • Processes required for progenitor cells' differentiation into vascular cells and adipocytes

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Science committee, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

  • President of the International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), 2008


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