Prof. Pascale Bomont
- Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
- AcademiaNet member since 11.03.2021
- AcademiaNet- Selection Criteria
- Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University
- Health and welfare
- Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Biological and related sciences
Area of specialisation
Rare diseases, Neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, Fundamental neurosciences and therapy
I study rare diseases, to increase our understanding of fundamental neurosciences and to exploit this knowledge to diagnose and treat neurological diseases.
I have been focusing on rare neurodegenerative diseases since my PhD in Human genetics, and the laboratory apprehends this with a multidisciplinary approach (genetics, cell biology, physiology) and multiple model systems (cells, mouse & zebrafish). This allowed us to uncover novel regulatory mechanisms of key pathways: cytoskeleton, autophagy and neuronal identity, and to develop therapeutic strategies for a devastating disease called GAN.
My early interest in rare diseases comes from my conviction that we can solve important biological questions with this angle, that this can be of benefit to many neurodegenerative diseases, and from my dedication to find therapeutic solutions to patients, suffering from dramatic, yet often neglected pathologies.
Distinctions and Awards
INSERM prize “scientific excellence”, 2021
INSERM prize “scientific excellence”, 2012
Senior Prize ”Christian NEZELOF” on Pediatric Pathology, 2012
INSERM prize “Avenir-Atip “, 2011
2002: PhD in Molecular and Cellular biology (specialty: Human genetics)