Name: Abdelkarim ABOUSALHAM

Qualification: Ph.D

Country: France


University Claude Bernard Lyon 1,

Phone no: +33 4 72 44 81 02

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University of Lyon; 
Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 
Cnrs, Insa-Lyon, Cpe-Lyon 43, 
Bd of November 11, 
1918 69622 Villeurbanne cedex,

Research Interests:

  • Struture-Fonction relationship of Phospholipase D,
  • Development of enzymatic assays applicable to high throughput screening,   
  • Molecular and interfacial mechanism of adipocyte lipolysis


Scientific and Professional Career

  • Sep 2007 to present - Professor, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • Jan 2005 to Aug 2007- Scientific Director of the cooperative laboratory at GERME (Research Group in Microbiology and Environment)
  • Oct 1997 to Dec 2004- Research associate at EIPL-UPR9025-CNRS, Marseille, France
  • Oct 1995 to Sep 1997- Postdoctoral fellowship, Signal Transduction Laboratories, Lipid and Lipoprotein Research Group, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


  • Sep 2000 Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Univ. Aix-Marseille, France. Phospholipase D : Structure-Fonction Relationship
  • Sep 1990 to Sep 1995 Ph-D Biochemistry, Univ. Aix-Marseille, France Plant phospholipases D. Purification, Biochemical, immunological and structural characterization

Stipends and awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship ”Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada” and “Alberta Heritage for Medical Research