Abdul Dulloo is Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Physiology and a PhD degree in Nutrition from the University of London in UK, followed by a 2 year postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.
He subsequently worked as a research associate in the Department of Physiology at the University of Geneva, before joining in 1999 the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, where he has since been directing the Laboratory of Nutritional Energetics and Body Composition Regulation. His research interests center upon two main areas, namely: (i) elucidating the ‘thrifty’ mechanisms that interlink adaptive thermogenesis, body composition regulation and insulin resistance in pathways from weight fluctuations to obesity and the metabolic syndrome, and (ii) the search for bioactive food ingredients with thermogenic and insulin-sensitizing properties for managing obesity and diabetes. Prof. Dulloo is currently an executive committee member of the Swiss Association for Study of Obesity, an editorial board member of the International Journal of Obesity, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards and Research Review Panels of several European organisations.