David JACOBI  MD, PhD, Professor of Nutrition, CHU Nantes

D. Jacobi is specialized in the metabolic complications of overnutrition.
After doctoral studies on physical activity assessment in daily life and its applications in subjects with low physical activity levels (PhD, 2011, University of Tours, FR), he moved to the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston for a postdoctoral fellowship. He studied the circadian regulation of liver metabolism in the Department of genetics and complex diseases (Pr. Chih-Hao Lee).
His research area is on the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases in the context of obesity with a focus on the alteration of daily metabolic cycles of sub-cellular organelles.
David Jacobi is a laureate of an “ATIP-Avenir 2016 grant”: a joint CNRS/ Inserm French grant aiming at attracting young high-level researchers to lead research teams on new research topics.
He joined l’institut du thorax to develop a new research team.



Post-doctoral fellows

Research assistants

Alumni MSc Students


  • DIJOUX Eléonore: Biology and health (University of Nantes)
  • BUTTO Sara: Erasmus Plus program (University of Udine, Italy)


  • Manon CHIFFOLEAU: Biology and health (University of Nantes)
  • Manon DURAND : Food sciences (ONIRIS Nantes)
  • Valentin BLANCHARD: Food sciences (ONIRIS Nantes)