Philippe Connes obtained a Ph.D. degree in exercise physiology from the University of Montpellier, France, in 2003, focusing on the physiological and hematological effects of recombinant human erythropoietin in athletes and on exercise hemorheological responses in hypoxemic athletes. From 2003 to 2004, Philippe Connes has been an Associate Lecturer in Lyon, France, where he started investigating cardiopulmonary, lactic, inflammatory, and hemorheological responses in exercising people with silent hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell trait, alpha thalassemia trait). In 2004, he joined the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of the French West Indies in Guadeloupe, and the Department of Physiology of the Laboratory ACTES as a Senior Lecturer, where he is responsible for immune hemorheological works in sickle cell trait (i.e., the heterozygous form of sickle cell anemia). In 2008, Philippe Connes has been recruited by the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (UMR Inserm 665), where he worked on the biological risk factors of acute and chronic complications in sickle cell disease. He also collaborates to research works on the effects of hypoxia in animals and humans. Since 2013, he also belongs to the Institut Universitaire de France. He is a Member of the board of several professional organizations, including the International Society for Clinical Hemorheology and the European Society of Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters.
Biography Updated on 22 August 2013