Newborn Brain Society

Pierre Gressens, MD, PhD

Steering Committee Member

Pierre Gressens received his Medical Degree (UCL, Brussels, Belgium) in 1989 and his Ph.D. at the University of Louvain Medical School (UCL) in 1995. He further specialized in Child Neurology and carried out his post-doctoral research training at the NIH (Bethesda, USA). He has been working at Robert Debré Hospital, Paris both a researcher and child neurologist since 1995.

Currently, he is the Director of the INSERM U1141 – Diderot University research laboratory, Consultant in the Department of Child Neurology at Robert Debré Hospital, Vice-dean for research at Paris Diderot Medical School, and Professor of Foetal and Neonatal Neurology at St Thomas’ Hospital (KCL, London, UK). Dr. Gressens’ laboratory has been involved with the basic and applied aspects of research in diseases of the developing brain, with a special focus on neuroinflammation. He has put forward various novel concepts towards understanding the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders and his current interests are aimed at improving therapeutic strategies to treat these brain dysfunctions.

He has published more than 280 original research papers (H index = 73) and more than 180 review papers and book chapters. More than 340 invited conferences and seminars are at his credit. Dr. Gressens has received several awards including the Jean Hamburger’s award from Paris City, the de Spoelbergh award, and the Guillaumat-Piel award.