Dr. Frederic Capel
Frederic Capel is a senior scientist in the Human Nutrition Unit, part of the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA). His research focuses on the identification of nutritional and sustainable strategies based on dietary lipids to prevent chronic diseases linked to excess body fat, such as metabolic syndrome or sarcopenia. It has been established that the quality of dietary lipids is crucial in the prevention of many human diseases. For his research activities, he contributes within a team of 20 people to the development of both in vitro (cellular approaches) and in vivo/physiological (animal models, human interventions) studies to understand and regulate the relationship between lipid metabolism, adipose tissue, and skeletal muscle physiology. His work has contributed to new advances in the field of lipid nutrition, demonstrating the beneficial role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in both the prevention of the accumulation of deleterious lipid metabolites and also the progression of metabolic disorders and inflammation. He has recently developed interdisciplinary projects to propose healthy and sustainable lipid sources. He regularly supervises master’s and PhD students, is a regular reviewer for several scientific journals indexed in Pubmed, and has obtained financial support to develop both national and international collaborations in the field.