Endocrine Abstracts (2015) 38 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.38.PL8BIOG

Society for Endocrinology European Medal Lecture

Frédéric Jaisser

Cordeliers Research Centre, INSERM U1138, Paris, France.

Frederic Jaisser, MD, PhD has a permanent position as Director of Research at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) from 1996. Dr Jaisser received his medical training and degrees from the Reims Medical School and qualified as Nephrologist in 1990. In 2003, he joined the Collège de France in Paris as part of an independent INSERM team and is currently the director of a team of the INSERM Unit U1138, at the Cordeliers Research Centre, Paris. He is the head of the ‘Integrative Physiology and Pathophysiology’ Department of the Cordeliers Research Centre. Since 2010, he is the Scientific Delegate of the Pathophysiology Committee of the French National Research Agency. He has been recently appointed as French coordinator for Life Sciences in the ECOS French-South America exchange program.

The aim of his current studies is to improve the understanding of the pathophysiological roles and signaling pathways whereby the hormone aldosterone promotes pathologies in various organs including the kidney and the cardiovascular system. His work combines cellular and molecular approaches, animal physiology, pharmacological studies and has implications in human diseases. His interest includes translational research aimed at identifying and validating biomarkers for Mineralocorticoid Receptor activation in cardiovascular and kidney diseases and novel therapeutic use of MR antagonists. He has published 100 papers (H index 30, 2500 citations).

Dr Jaisser belongs to several research networks, including EU-granted programs. More recently he was appointed as Coordinator of a European Network on Aldosterone with more than 45 laboratories from 15 EU countries and two associated countries (Chile and Mexico). The network is dedicated to the Aldosterone field, covering the continuum from experimental to clinical studies.

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