The team "Microbes4U" investigating the impact of Akkermansia muciniphila in humans
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Professor Patrice D. Cani is researcher from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research and group leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition lab at the Louvain Drug Research Institute from the UCL, Brussels, Belgium. He is WELBIO investigator and recipient of an ERC Starting Grant 2013 and a PoC ERC Microbes4U 2016. He is recipient of the Baillet Latour grant for Medical Research 2015, and the International Prize of Physiology Lucien Dautrebande. Patrice D. Cani has a M.Sc. in Nutrition and another M.Sc. in Health Sciences, he is registered dietitian and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. His main research interests are the investigation of interactions between the gut microbiota, the host and specific biological systems such as the endocannabinoid system and the innate immune system in the context of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic inflammation. He is author and co-author of more than 180 scientific research publications, member of several international associations; he is member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium.