Professor of General Surgery, Lille University, Lille. France
Head, Department of General and Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital, Lille. France
Director, INSERM UMR 859 Biotherapies for Diabetes, Lille, France
François Pattou, 44 year old, is professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lille 2, Lille, France. Head of the department of general and endocrine surgery at Lille University Hospital, he also leads a research group at the University of Lille 2, INSERM U859, devoted to the clinical development of biotherapies for treating diabetes. The recipient of more than 25 research grants from national and international institutions, including 7th Framework Program, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, OSEO, Juvenile Diabete Research Fundation, François Pattou has been awarded the Grand Prix of the National Academy of Medicine. He is author or co-author of more than 150 publications in peer reviewed journals such as New Engl J Med, Nature, J Clin Invest, Cell Metab or Gastroenterology (h-index 30, ISI Thompson / jan 2011). Regularly invited to give lectures on biotherapies for diabetes in international meetings, Francois Pattou is also the principal investigator of several ongoing clinical trials of islet cell transplantation in patients with severe type 1 diabetes and metabolic surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes.