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With an innovative model of the European university, seven large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

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  • Médecine

Nutrition and obesities : systemic approaches

MRSU 1269

  • Unité mixte de recherche en santé

Our laboratory is conducting for many basic and translational research in the area of obesity and related metabolic disorders.It has several aims:

  • to explore the disturbances of inter-organ dialogue and especially the role of adipose tissue, the intestine and the microbiota in these dialogues
  • identifying new ways to stratify the disease and new therapies to improve cardiometabolic health.


Leaders: K. Clément (PU-PH) and J. Aron-Wisnewsky (MCU-PH)
Team Contributors: R. Alili, C. Poitou, S. André, I. Dugail, M. Guerre-Millo, N. Sokolovska, H. Soula
Main collaborators: JD. Zucker, International consortia Metacardis, ePos, Litmus (IMI2), INRA

Main Objectives

  • Define gut microbiota signature in CMD and evaluate the impact of environment (diet and drugs)
  • Demonstrate causality of CMD microbial signature in the development of CMD or its resolution:
    • in human interventions: Metacardis follow-up (development), diet or bariatric surgery (reversal)
    • in mice: gut microbiota transfer experiments (induce CMD or its reversal)


Leaders : A. Ribeiro (CR INSERM), S. André (MCU SU), P. Serradas (PU SU)
Team contributors : C. Amouyal, L. Genser, A. Leturque, C. Osinski, C. Poitou, H. Soula, F. Andreelli
Main collaborators: P. Collombat (France), U. Meinzer (France), C. Alvarez (Espagne), C. Magnan (France), G. Gorochov (France), R. Regazzi (Suisse), G. Mithieux (France).

Main Objectives

The intestine is a target for changes in external (food, microbiota) and internal (immune system) environment. Gut adaptation has in turn consequences on gut immunity, epithelial cells homeostasis and key organs for energy balance.


Leaders : I. Dugail (DR INSERM) and G. Marcelin (Post-doc)
Team Contributors: C. Rouault, C. Gamblin, M. Guerre-Millo, J. Aron-Wisnewsky, F. Marquet, P. Bellassen, K. Clément
Main collaborators: L. Yvan-Charvet (F), E. Gautier (F), G. Desrumeaux (F), A. Fereira (Brasil), F. Charlotte, G. Le Naour, D. Sasson (Inserm F)

Main Objectives

  • Understand white adipose tissue (WAT) fibrosis : role of progenitors
  • Characterize WAT senescence :
    • Evaluate inappropriate turnover of subcellular components (Lysosomal degradation)
    • Examine PG as gut-derived signaling modulators in AT remodeling


Leaders: N. Sokolovska (MCU SU) and H. Soula (PU SU)
Team contributors: F. Jacques (IE), All team members (link with experimental and clinical approaches).

Main collaborators: JD. Zucker (DR IRD / SU), E. Prifti (IR ICAN),  E. Belda (IR, ICAN), Y. Chevaleyre (PU P12), B. Hanczar (PU Evry), P.-H. Wuillemin (LIP6, SU), consortia internationaux (ePos, Metacardis, Litmus)

Main Objectives

We will develop innovative tools for data analysis, physiological status prediction, and visualisation in metabolic diseases. Convergence of techniques include statistical inferences, machine learning, and mechanistic approach using dynamical systems. This WP is strongly integrated with the other WPs which produce large-scale data.  


Leaders: C. Poitou (PU-PH) and J. Aron-Wisnewsky (MCU-PH)
Team Contributors: K. Clément, P. Tounian, B. Dubern, F. Marchelli, F. Marchelli, L. Genser
Main collaborators: M. Tauber (F), S. Farooqi (UK), A. Rudich (Israel), P. Kuhnen (G)

Main Objectives

  • Develop innovative diagnosis and predictive factors/tools 
    • for patient stratification
    • to predict poor responders’ outcomes after interventions (diet or bariatric surgery) or after treatment in genetic obesities
    • discover new mutation/genes/pathways in rare obesities
  • Develop novel approaches for therapy with personalized medicine
    • improve the outcomes of poor responder’s response by adding other specific interventions (physical activity, specific diet, pre or prebiotic that modulates gut microbiota)
    • implement new treatments in rare obesities


  • Karine Clément

Autres tutelles

  • Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale | INSERM
  • Sorbonne Université


Adresse physique

UMRS 1269 Faculté de Médecine Sorbonne Université 91 boulevard de l’Hôpital
75013 Paris

Adresse postale

UMRS 1269 Faculté de Médecine Sorbonne Université 91 boulevard de l’Hôpital
75013 Paris

Welcome to Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering

A unique combination of courses and expertise

Our international study programmes are organised according to the major disciplinary areas of the faculty. They represent the graduate study programmes that are not strictly conducted in French or that could be suitable (in part) for non French-speaking students. They also reflect part of the diversity of the disciplines involved and the bi- and inter-disciplinary aspects of many of the courses we offer.


Research & Innovation

We rely on disciplinary skills and on interdisciplinary approaches to renew concepts, methods and research subjects and to focus on some of the crucial issues faced by our societies: transformations affecting the very construction of knowledge (data, AI), the treatment of complex objects (the environment, marine and ocean sciences, cultural heritage) or our contributions to addressing societal challenges (climate change, healthcare).

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Our campuses offer different and unique experiences to our students, visitors and staff. Resources and support services are also available to ensure an equal chance at success to all.

Campus Life

In addition to the cultural activities and events organised throughout the year by our clubs and societies, the Parismus society organises numerous events, evenings and cultural visits that will help you discover France and its parisian life.







Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering, Oriented towards excellence