Session 1 – Lipid Metabolism


Beyond "good cholesterol": Lipidomic analysis of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)

Anatol Kontush is Research Director at the Research Unit 1166 ICAN of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) at the Sorbonne University and Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital in Paris, France. Dr Kontush was awarded a PhD in Biophysics at the University of Hamburg, Germany (1996) and a degree of a Research Director (HDR) at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France (2002).

His research interests include mechanisms of the development of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and other age-related disorders, with a particular emphasis on the protective roles of high-density lipoprotein (HDL); in particular, he provided a key contribution to the development of the reverse remnant-cholesterol transport (RRT) hypothesis and to the discovery of distinct biological activities, structure and composition of small, dense, protein-rich HDL.

Dr Kontush is a principal author of a book entitled “High-Density Lipoproteins: Structure, Metabolism, Function and Therapeutics” published by John Wiley & Sons (New York, USA) in 2012.