Mélanie Deschasaux-Tanguy
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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 - University of Paris (CRESS)


  • 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)

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 

Scientific summary

Dr Mélanie Deschasaux-Tanguy is a young tenured nutritional epidemiologist coordinating the research axis on gut microbiota at EREN. For 7 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 65 international peer-reviewed publications, (h-index: 20, >1300 citations).

Fellowships, grants and distinctions

  • Funding obtained: 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
  • Frenc 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

  • Regular reviewer for several journals (BMJ, Nature Reviews Cancer, Int J Epidemiol, AJCN, Gut Microbes, J Nutr, Nutrients, Br J Nutr, etc)
  • 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 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-supervision of 7 PhD students and 5 Master students, supervision of 3 research engineers for statistical analyses


-10 invited conferences, 15 oral communications after selection and 18 posters as presenters

-65 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 20, >1300 citations); 10 didactic publications


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