Hervé Blottière obtained a PhD in Tumor Immunology from the University of Nantes (France) in 1989, and spent two years as a visiting scientist in the lab of Prof Hilary Koprowski at the Wistar Institute (Philadelphia, USA). Recruited as PI at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, now INRAE) in Nantes. He moved to Jouy-en-Josas as Research Director in 2002 to develop research on human gut microbiota.
Dr. Blottière presently heads a research laboratory at INRAE and is one of the Scientific Directors at MetaGenoPolis. His goal is to provide a better understanding of the symbiosis between gut microbiota and its host in health and diseases and to decipher the molecular mechanisms of interaction between intestinal bacteria and human cells. Finding these molecular mediators will provide target for manipulation or therapeutics tools to restore symbiosis in chronic diseases.
Dr. Blottière has over 110 peer-reviewed publications with a H-index of 37 (WoS).