Molecular Biology Researcher
Jean-Pascal Capp is an associated professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Toulouse, an engineering school member of the Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, where he teaches molecular biology. He has been interested in molecular, cellular and tissue phenomena that cause cancer since his doctoral thesis on genetic abnormalities in cancer cells. He is the author of two books on cancer (Belin, 2012) and stem cells (Materiology, 2015), as well as numerous scientific publications on cancer. He developed an original concept based on the initial disruption of tissue equilibrium, breaking with a very genetic view of cancer. He does not deny an important role of mutations and other genetic modifications, but does not consider them necessary or sufficient to trigger the process which would be above all a tissue event. He is also a researcher at the "Toulouse Biotechnology Institute" research center, a laboratory supervised by INSA, INRAE and CNRS.