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Jean-Christophe Jonas

Jean-Christophe Jonas

Jean-Christophe Jonas, MD and Agrégé de l’Enseignement Supérieur (equivalent to PhD + teaching habilitation), is Research Director of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Brussels, Belgium. He is heading the Pole of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research of the Health Science Sector and is Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. He has published 75 original and review articles and 4 book chapters that have been cited altogether more than 4400 times. He has received the ‘Paul Langerhans Research Award’ of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in 2003 and the ‘Prix Yvonne et Jacques François/de Meurs’ Belgian Diabetes Research Award under the auspices of the Fondation Roi Baudouin, Belgium in 2005. He has served as Associate Editor of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology since 2005, and was a member of the scientific committees of the ALFEDIAM (2004–2006), French ‘Agence Nationale de la Recherche’ (2016–2017) and Belgian F.R.S-FNRS (2006–2012; 2016).

Research in the laboratory of Jean-Christophe Jonas focuses on the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic β cell dysfunction and apoptosis in the context of metabolic stress related to T2D. The group has strong expertise in coupling events involved in the nutrient stimulation of insulin secretion and in hyperglycemia-induced β cell demise in diabetes, with a recent focus on nutrient-induced changes in thiol redox state at the subcellular level.

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