French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Dragan Milenkovic received his PhD from University of Versailles (France) in molecular genetics. He is currently research scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) at Clermont-Ferrand. The aim of his research is identification of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular protective effect of bioactive plant compounds, particularly polyphenols. This research is based on nutrogenomic analyses of polyphenols in animal models of atherosclerosis as well in clinical trials in humans. Recently he has been studying the role of polyphenol metabolites on endothelial cell function and underlying mechanisms of action, including the research on miRNA and cell signalling pathways.