Mélanie Deschasaux-Tanguy
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  • Location : Bobigny, France
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Mélanie Deschasaux-Tanguy Researcher - Nutritional Epidemiology

Course and current status

Current position

Researcher in Nutritional Epidemiology at Inserm (National Institue of Health and Medical Research), tenured position since 2019 (CRCN

Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN), U1153 Inserm / U1125 Inrae / Cnam / Sorbonne Paris Nord University - Epidemiology and Statistics Research Center - Paris Cité University (CRESS)

Previous positions

  • INSERM U1153 - EREN Team, Bobigny, France: Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-2019), PhD candidate (2013-2016), Research intern (2013)
  • Amsterdam UMC - AMC, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (KEBB), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016-2018): Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Paris 13 University (2013-2016): Teaching assistant
  • French Ministry of Health (2012): Graduate intern



  • PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology (2013-2016)
  • AgroParisTech engineering school, specialized in Human nutrition (2010-2013)
  • “Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles” BCPST (2008-2010)
  • French Baccalauréat (high school diploma) majored in Science, awarded first class honors (2008)

Scientific summary

Dr Mélanie Deschasaux-Tanguy is a tenured nutritional epidemiologist coordinating the research axis on nutrition, gut microbiota and health at EREN. For 10 years, she has been conducting epidemiological studies on the associations between nutrition and health and on the gut microbiota, using data from several cohorts (SU.VI.MAX, NutriNet-Santé, EPIC, HELIUS). She authored/co-authored more than 100 international peer-reviewed publications, (h-index: 29, >3500 citations).

Fellowships, grants and distinctions

  • Funding obtained: ANR JCJC 2021, ANR PEPR AMR 2021 (PI: O. Tenaillon, PI for EREN), Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale "Aide au retour en France" 2018, French National Cancer Institute (INCa) "Epidemiology & Public Health" 2017-2019 (co-PI), Cancéropôle Ile-de-France PhD grant 2013-2016
  • Ferenc Bojan young investigator award and best abstract award, European Public Health conference (EPH) 2019
  • Best oral communication award, NACRe network–ARC Foundation 2015 (NACRe symposium, Paris, France)
  • PhD student award, Cancéropôle Ile-de-France 2014


Expertize, responsibilities and committees

  • Member of Inserm Specialized Scientific Committee CSS6 (2022-2027)
  • Member of the National Food Council (CNA) (INSERM representative, 2023-2025)
  • Working Group Member for the WHO-IARC Monograph 134 on aspartame, isoeugenol and méthyeugénol (2022-2023)
  • Contribution to expertise work at INCa (2013, 2022) and HCSP (2018)
  • Member of the PIMENTO (Promoting Innovation of Fermented Foods) network (EU COST ACTION CA20128), FFFQ working group
  • Member of the Nutrition Physical Activity and Cancer Research network (NACRe), member of the committee on communication
  • Reviewer of grant proposals (WCRF 2018-19, Comité d’Evaluation des Registres (CER) 2019, Ligue nationale contre le cancer-Languedoc Roussillon 2019, University of Laval "Sentinel North" program 2020
  • Regular reviewer for several journals (BMJNature Reviews CancerInt J EpidemiolAJCNGut MicrobesJ NutrNutrientsBr J Nutr, etc)
  • Regular national/international media interviews (TV, radio, newspapers)
  • Regular lectures on Epidemiology, Nutrition and Cancer (Sorbonne Paris Nord University, Paris Diderot University, UPMC, AgroParisTech, Bordeaux University)
  • Co-direction of 2 PhD student and 1 Master student, co-supervision of 7 PhD students and 5 Master students, supervision of 3 research engineers for statistical analyses



  • 101 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (Normalized citation index first/last/corresponding 2017-2022: 5.63, h-index: 29, >3500 citations); 13 didactic publications; 3 book chapters
  • 8 invited conferences, 17 oral communications after selection and 25 posters as first/last author or presenter
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