Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)

Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)

Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)

101 Rue de Tolbiac
CEDEX 13
75654 Paris
France

www.inserm.fr

Team Leader

Gérard Pons
Gérard Pons

Prof. Gérard Pons
Leader of Workpackage 10
Professor for Clinical Pharmacology
Phone: +33 1 4048 8219
Fax: +33 1 4048 8328
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Project Members

Vincent Jullien
Vincent Jullien

Dr Vincent Jullien
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology
Phone: +33 1 40 48 82 09
Fax: +33 1 40 48 82 23
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Stephanie Chhun
Stephanie Chhun

Dr Stephanie Chhun
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology
Phone: +33 1 40 48 82 09
Fax: +33 1 40 48 82 23
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Thomas le Saux
Thomas le Saux

Dr Thomas Le Saux
Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Phone: +33 1 40 48 82 09
Fax: +33 1 40 48 82 23
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Institute Presentation

INSERM U663 is one of the rare research groups in the world devoted to the "Paediatric epilepsies and brain plasticity". Its major interest is to develop new strategies for AED trials in specific populations (infants, neonates) and specific epilepsy syndromes (epileptic encephalopathies) which are drug resistant in children. The group has great experience of national and international multicenter pharmacological trials and was the first to design, coordinate and perform controlled trials in rare infantile epilepsies and/or with innovative designs. The research program of this unit has an international reputation. It is currently involved in the European projects EPICURE, PRIOMEDCHILD and NEMO.

Gérard Pons, Vincent Jullien, and Stephanie Chhun are members of INSERM U663 in which Gérard Pons is head of the team "Drugs of the Central Nervous system in Paediatrics".

Gérard Pons is also chief of the department of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology of the Hospital Saint Vincent de Paul. Vincent Jullien and Stephanie Chhun are also members of this department. Gérard Pons is also vice-chair & French representative of the Pediatric Committee of EMEA, coordinator of RIPPS (French Paediatric Network Centre for Drugs), and involved in developing innovative methods for drug evaluation in children.

Dr Thomas le Saux is a senior scientist in the department of Pediatric clinical Pharmacology and is associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Paris 6 University. His main expertise area is the development of drug assay, more particularly of micromethods applicable in pediatry and neonatology.

The major research interest of the group is to develop new strategies of SNC drugs trials, within U663.