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Veronique Perrier PhD in Biochemistry Orsay University

Course and current status


- 2021: Institute of Neurosciences Montpellier (INM). Team Proteinopathies, Dr Lehmann. Project leader: pesticides, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases

- 2019: promoted Research director, CNRS (DR2)

- 2015-2020:  Lab. Molecular Mechanism in Neurodegenerative diseases (MMDN). Team EiAlz Drs Desrumaux & Givalois. Project leader: Pesticides and neurodegenerative diseases. 

- 2011-14: Lab. Molecular Mechanism in Neurodegenerative diseases (MMDN). Team leader PERRIER-ROSSEL. Project leader: Diagnosis of prion diseases.     

- 2005-10:  Lab. Molecular Mechanism in Neurodegenerative diseases (MMDN). Team Dr Verdier. Topic: Diagnosis and Therapeutics of prion diseases.

- 2001-04: Institute of Human Genetics Montpellier (IGH). Team Prions Dr Lehmann. Topic: Therapeutics of prion diseases. 

- 2000: CNRS tenure research scientist

- 1997-00: Post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of Pr. Stanley Prusiner (Nobel Prize of Medicine 1997), University of California, San Francisco. Topic: Inhibition of prion replication by dominant negative polymorphisms.

- 1993-97: Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Pr A. Ullmann, team of Dr. Bârzu,  Pasteur Institute, Paris. Topic: The metals, new structural elements in bacterial adenylate kinases.

- 1992-93: Master degree (DEA) in Biochemistry and Protein engineering, Research training in the laboratory of Pr A. Ullmann,  team of Dr. Bârzu,  Pasteur Institute, Paris. 



- 2009: Ability to conduct researches (HDR) Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), Paris Sorbonne. 9th July2009. Obtained with honors and jury’congratulations.

- 1997:  Ph.D in Biochemistry. "Structure, Fonction and Protein Engineering", University of Paris Sud-Orsay (now Paris-Saclay), France. 28 Februaryr 1997. Obtained with honors and jury’congratulations.

- 1992-93: Master degree (DEA) in Biochemistry and protein engineering, University of Paris Sud-Orsay (now Paris-Saclay).



- 2020: Lauréat de l’Académie Nationale de Médecine, Prix Drieu-Chollet.

- 2009: Lauréat  programme “Chercheur d’Avenir 2009”, from the Région Languedoc-Roussillon. 

- 2008: Lauréat Prix de Biothérapie Thermofisher Scientific


- 2022-2025: Director Ugo Alenda (MENSR, CBS2, University of Montpellier)

- 2020-2024: Director Anaïs Vignon (ENS-Lyon, CBS2, University of Montpellier)

2018-22: Director Lucie Salvador-Prince (MUSE, CBS2, University of Montpellier)

2015-19: Director Pierre-André Lafon (MENSR, CBS2, University of Montpellier)

- 2015-17: co-direction Wang Yunyun (CSC, HUST, Wuhan, China)

- 2014-18: Co-direction Ahmed Nasri (Faculty of Sciences Bizerte, Tunisia)

- 2009-2012: Director Thibaut Imberdis (MENSR, EPHE, France)

- 2006-2009: Co-director Karine Toupet (MENSR, CBS2, University of Montpellier)

- 2006-2009: Co-director Adeline Ayrolles-Torro (Inserm-region, CBS2,                                         University of Montpellier)



- 2023-26: Coordinator ANR FUNExpo, 48 months 

- 2023-26: Partner ANR NanoThAlz, 48 mois. coordinator Dr Rondard, IGF, Montpellier.

- 2022-25: Partner FRM IMPINGE, 36 mois. Coordinator Dr K. Loulier, INM, Montpellier

- 2018-22: Coordinator project MUSE STEMPest. 48 months.

- 2018-19: Coordinator project MUSE International Kim Sea & Coast 12 months.

- 2016-17: Partner project COLOPest La Ligue contre le cancer. Coordinator:Dr C. Prevostel, IRCM, Montpellier, 18 months.

- 2014-16: Coordinator PHC Franco-chinois PHC Cai YuanPei, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Campus France. 36 months.

- 2013-15: Partner contract DePriPlaST, Etablissement Français du Sang. Coordinator : Dr. J.Coste, Laboratoire dTransDiag, Montpellier. 24 months.

- 2012-13: Coordinator project PrPBloodTrap, Fondation Alliance BioSecure. 18 months.

- 2011-12: Coordinator project PrPdetection, Fondation Alliance BioSecure. 18 months.

- 2010: Partner project PrionTrap, Fondation Alliance Biosécure. Coordinator : J. Torrent, 12 months 

- 2007-09: Coordinator ANR PrPdetection, ANR Emergence. 24 months 

- 2001-03: Coordinator project GIS Infections à prions, Ministère de la Recherche.

Scientific summary

Pesticides, widely used in our society, are now found as residues in all compartments of our environment. Numerous studies have detected their presence in the air, in food, in water and in soil. We are therefore confronted with chronic exposure to low doses of pesticide residues without knowing the effect on our health in the short and long term. Epidemiological studies can hardly account for the impact of this multiple chronic exposure throughout life, from conception to aging, and their role in the occurrence of diseases, whether developmental or neurodegenerative. To answer this question, it is necessary to develop experimental models, and we use several animal models, such as the zebrafish or the mouse. We also study the impact of these pollutants on neurodegenerative pathologies such as Alzheimer's and autism mouse models. 

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