Stéphane Savary
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Stéphane Savary Pr.

Course and current status

Stéphane SAVARY

LAb. BioPeroxIL - EA7270 University of Bourgogne

6, Bd Gabriel, F-21000 Dijon, France



 Since 2012: Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IUT Dijon,

1998-2012 : Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IUT Dijon

1996-1998 : Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, University of Tours, Postdoc in the Research Institute of Insect Biology, Genomic relationship between the wasp Cotesia congregata and its symbiotic polydnavirus.



2004 - Habilitation to Supervise Researches, Univeristy of Bourgogne,  “Cloning and characterization of the ABCD2 gene: therapeutic hope for adrenoleukodystrophy”

1996 - PhD. Immunology, University of the Mediterranean Marseille, France, CIML, Identification and characterization of novel ABC transporters in mammals.

1993 - MS Immunology, University of the Mediterranean Marseille, France

1989-1992 - BS,MS Biochemistry, University of the Mediterranean Marseille, France



Supervisor of 9 Master students since 1999

Supervisor of 7 PhD students since 1999



since 2017: Deputy Director of the Lab. BioperoxIL, EA7270 University of Bourgogne

since 2004: Head of the group “ABCD transporters and X-ALD”, Lab. BioperoxIL, EA7270 University of Bourgogne



37 publications since 1994, average citation per article 30.26, Average iF 3.68, h-index 16 


- Member of the concil of the Doctoral School Environment-Health of the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté since 2017 (

- Elected to the Comission of human ressources of the IUT of Dijon since 2013

- Elected to the Scientific Council of the IUT of Dijon 2006-2012

- vice-president of the recruitment committee (section 64 Biochemistry-Molecular Biology) of the University of Bourgogne 2002-2204

- President of the AEP-Bio (Association for the Study of Peroxisomes) whose aim is to animate a scientific network and organize scientific meeting every two years on peroxisomal themes.

- Co-organizer of the 3rd OEPM (Dijon, 2012), of the 29th Forum of Young Researchers SFBBM (Dijon, 2002) and Organizer of the 11th (Dijon, 2004) and 12th (Paris, 2006) meeting of AEP-Bio

Scientific summary

Cloning of novel ABC transporters in mammals

ABCA1 - Tangier Disease, Cholesterol efflux

ABCB7 - Sideroblastic Anemia

ABCG1 - Cholesterol efflux

ABCD2 - Closest homolog of ABCD1 which is associated to X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy


ABCD2, a therapeutic target for X-ALD

Transcriptional regulation of ABCD2

PPARalpha pathway, fibrates, fatty acids

DHEA, Thyroid hormone and thyromimetics as inducers

Phenyl butyrate and chromatin remodeling

LXR antagonists


Structure-function analysis of ABCD2

Substrate specificity

Functional redundancy



Microglia and physiopathogenesis of X-ALD

Establishment of BV2 microglial mutant cell lines using CRISPR-mediated edition of ABCD1, ABCD2 and ACOX1genes

Biochemical and functional characterization (lipids, membrane properties, phagocytosis, cytokines, ...)

Co-culture with oligodendrocytes (link between microglial peroxisomes and demyelination)

Co-culture with T lymphocytes (link between microglial peroxisomes and immune response)

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