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Anatol Kontush

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Anatol Kontush, BSc (Hons), PhD

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 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.

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