Born and bred on the island of Mauritius, Abdul Dulloo 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 for studies centered on the role of the sympathoadrenal system in weight regulation 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 the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1999 where he has since been a lecturer in Physiology and Nutrition Sciences, and directing the Laboratory of Nutritional Energetics and Body Composition Regulation.


His main research interests center upon elucidating the ‘thrifty’ mechanisms that interlink adaptive thermogenesis, body composition regulation and insulin resistance in pathways from weight fluctuations to obesity and cardiometabolic diseases.  Abdul Dulloo is an executive committee member of the Swiss Association for Study of Obesity.