Dominique Meynial Denis

Dominique Meynial Denis

Dominique Meynial Denis
INRA Clermont-Ferrand


Dominique Meynial-Denis studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France and obtained her Ph.D. degree on intermolecular interactions between drug and plasma proteins followed by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) at the same University in 1985. Since 1986, she has worked as a scientist at the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) in Clermont-Ferrand in a Department focussing on Human Nutrition. Consequently, she became a Nutritionist and specialised her research on Sarcopenia and Aging in 1994. She applied MRS to metabolic pathways of amino acids in muscle during aging. Dominique Meynial-Denis received a second Ph.D. in 1998 on amino acid fluxes throughout skeletal muscle during aging. More recently, she has mainly been interested in the effect of glutamine supplementation in advanced age. She is a member of the French Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (SFNEP) and of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). She is a regular referee to different international nutrition journals.

Research Interest

The effect of glutamine supplementation in advanced age