Université de Strasbourg

Jean-Louis Mandel

Chair of Human Genetics

Jean Louis MandelJean-Louis Mandel is Professor of Human Genetics at the Collège de France since 2003. He was Professor of genetics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Strasbourg, and has been  Director of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC) in Strasbourg from 2002 to 2006. He is also a member of the French Academy of Sciences since 1999. He leads a research team dedicated since 1982 to the analysis of genetic diseases. His laboratory has identified a dozen genes, when mutated, hereditary diseases affecting the nervous system or muscle.

Professor Mandel developed diagnostic tests for hereditary diseases, especially for fragile X syndrome, and is the Director of the DNA Diagnostic Laboratory for Genetic Diseases, at the Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital in Strasbourg, that conducts tests for about 30 diseases, and he is on the scientific board of several associations for patients affected by specific genetic diseases.

He received the Prix Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (1999), Grand Prix Foundation for Medical Research (2006), and the Scientific Award of the National Academy of Medicine (2009), and is a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (2008).

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