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Françoise Benoit-Vical PhD, Senior Researcher Inserm

Course and current status

  • 2009 - now  : LCC-CNRS Team leader and, since 2010 Senior Researcher (Directrice de recherche INSERM), UPR 8241, Toulouse, France

Team «New antiplasmodial molecules and pharmacological approaches »

  • 2001 - 2008: Permanent member as Researcher (Chargée de Recherche INSERM) in the team « biomimetic oxidation », LCC CNRS UPR 8241, Toulouse & Parasitology Dept, Toulouse Hospital University
  • 2000 : Post-Doctoral position, Pasteur Institute, Lille, France (Advisor Pr M. Capron)
  • 1997 - 1999: Post-Doctoral position, LCC CNRS UPR 8241, Toulouse, France (Advisor Dr B. Meunier)
  • 1994 - 1997: PhD thesis, Parasitology Dept, Pharmaceutical University, Montpellier, France (Supervisor Pr. J.-M. Bastide)
  • 1993: M2R Parasitology, Parasitology Dept, Pharmaceutical University, Montpellier, France  (Advisor Pr. J.-M. Bastide)

Scientific summary

The malarial plague is a permanent lethal threat not only for Sub-Saharan Africa, where Plasmodium falciparum accounts for more than 80% of the hundreds annual death toll, but also in developed countries, with their one billion inter-continental travellers exposed to infectious tropical pathologies. In this context, the search for novel antiplasmodial drugs thanks to the study of the modes of action of antimalarials and the understanding of mechanisms of resistance developed by the parasite, is an urgent need.

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