Sergio Polakof graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2004 as a biologist specialized in physiology. After obtaining an M.S. degree in aquaculture and marine biology at the University of Vigo (Spain), he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2008 from the Laboratory of Comparative Physiology, University of Vigo, studying the carbohydrate metabolism and characterizing a glucosensor system in the pancreas and brain of fish. His career continued in France, with a 2-year postdoc stage at the INRA St-Pee-sur-Nivelle (from 2008 to 2010) exploring the effects of drugs and hormones on fish nutrition and physiology. He obtained his permanent position as a Researcher at the Human Nutrition Unit (INRA Clermont-Ferrand, France) in 2010, where he explores the metabolism using omics approaches such as transcriptomics and metabolomics. While his background on physiology stands on comparative physiology (especially fish physiology), his current research interest is focused on the early phases of development of the metabolic syndrome using mammalian models such as rodents and minipigs. He is the coauthor of more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and 20 book chapters.
Biography Updated on 20 December 2012