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Professor Gilles Guillemin
First name:Gilles
Middle name:Jacky Jean-Luc
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department:Department of Biomedical Sciences
Telephone number:+61 2 9850 2727
Mobile number:0
Address:MND and Neurodegenerative diseases Research Group
Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM)
Macquarie University | NSW, 2109 Australia
Discipline/Expertise:Professor Gilles Guillemin is internationally recognised as a World leader in the fields of tryptophan, neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity research. Gilles is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tryptophan Research. He is currently leading a team of 11 researchers and PhD students studying the involvement of tryptophan in MND, MS, cancers. He is also working on the identification of potential environmental factors leading to ALS. Gilles has a large network of national and international collaborations with more than 30 active collaborations. Gilles¿ team is now mostly focusing on identifying and developing new diagnostic and prognostic tools and also therapeutic targets for these diseases.
Keywords:Neurodegenerative diseases, tryptophan metabolism, motor neuron diseases, multiple sclerosis, brain tumours, breast cancer, drug design, biomarkers