Christine Morand, Editor-in-Chief
Christine Morand is full research director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), working in the Human Nutrition Unit where she leads a research group focusing on diet, plant food bioactives and vascular health.
She obtained her MS (1985) and PhD (1991) in cellular and molecular biology from the Blaise Pascal University of Clermont-Ferrand and her Habilitation to supervise research (2005) from the University of Auvergne.
For 12 years, she has worked in the field of Nutrition & Health to study the role of dietary polyphenols in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases through a translational approach. This research includes human intervention studies with non-invasive assessment of vascular function, supplementation studies in animal models of atherosclerosis and cell experiments on vascular and immune cells. Previously, she worked on the absorption and metabolism of dietary polyphenols and on the splanchnic metabolism of nutrients.
She belonged to the research group which initiated the 1st International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (Vichy, 2003) and chaired the conference in 2015.
Presently, she chairs the COST-Action POSITIVe-FA1403, addressing through a multidimensional approach, the complexity of the interindividual variation in response (bioavailability and bioactivity) to the consumption of plant food bioactives in relation to cardiometabolic health.