Didier Vieau

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Didier Vieau

Didier Vieau
Born March 21st 1963, 54 yo
Principal Investigator (PU) – UMR Inserm UMR-S1172
“Alzheimer & Tauopathies”
Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Centre, 1 Place de Verdun, Lille, France, didier.vieau@inserm.fr

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Professional experience :

  • 1986-1990: PhD in Endocrinology. Pierre et Marie Curie University of Paris (Paris VI), France. Laboratory of Endocrinology, Cochin Hospital. Thesis supervisor (Pr X. Bertagna). Thesis title: “Proopiomelanocortin and neuroendocrine differentiation markers in human tumoral pathology”.
  • 1991-1995: Laboratory of Biochemical Endocrinology (Dr. NG Seidah), Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.
  • 1996-1999: European Institute for Peptide Research (IFRMP 23), Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neuroendocrinology (Dr H Vaudry), University of Rouen, 76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan, France.
  • 1999-2002: associate professor in the Laboratory of Endocrinology of Annelids (University of Lille 1, France, Pr M Salzet).
  • 2002-2012: Professor of University (Animal Physiology) and head of the laboratory of maternal perinatal undernutrition (EA4489), University of Lille 1, France.
  • 2012-2016: Dean of the department of Biology of the University Lille 1.
  • September 2016-: Member of UMR Inserm UMR-S1172 “Alzheimer & Tauopathies” (Dr L Buée), Member of David Blum’s team.

Field of expertise:

  • Neuroendocrinology, Perinatality, Metabolic Programming, Stress Neuroendocrine Systems.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Diabetes, World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (J DOHaD) and Journal of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology.
  • Reviewers for Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, General and Comparative Endocrinology, European Journal of Biochemistry, Hormone and Metabolic Research, Neuroendocrinology, Journal of Neuroendocrinology, Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, Obesity Research, Neuropeptides, American Journal of Physiology, World Journal of Diabetes, FEBS letters, World Journal of pediatrics, Endocrine, J DOHaD.


  • 2014: recipient of the “Grand Prix Spécial des Sciences de la Société des Sciences, des Arts et de l’Agriculture de Lille”. Society founded in 1802.
  • 2011: recipient of the “prix de la Recherche de l’Institut Benjamin Delessert” (Influence of milk leptin and maternal perinatal undernutrition on the development of the GI tract in the newborn rodent).
  • 2010-2013 : recipient of “prime d’excellence scientifique”.
  • 2007-2010 : recipient of “Prime d’encadrement et de Recherche”.
  • 2000-2003: recipient of “Prime d’encadrement et de Recherche”.
  • 1996: financial support from the Conseil Régional de Haute-Normandie.
  • 1995: prix Roger Boucher (Montreal, Canada).
  • 1990: financial support from “Association pour la Recherche contre le Cancer”.
  • 1988-1989: financial support from La Ligue National Française contre le Cancer”.

94 publications, source:web of science, h-index=26, > 2000 citations.