Jérôme Guicheux, PhD
Jérôme Guicheux (47 yo) has received his PhD in cell biology and health sciences in 1997 at the University of Nantes. He was a research associate in the Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Department at the University Medical Center of Geneva (Switzerland) from 1997 to 2001. He was then recruited as a permanent researcher by the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and assigned to the Nantes University in 2001. JG was appointed INSERM Research Director/full professor in 2008; He is currently director of the INSERM Research Centre RMES (regenerative medicine and skeleton) (INSERM U1229, Nantes, France) and head of the STEP (skeletal physiopathology and joint regenerative medicine) team.
In 2014, Jerome Guicheux was appointed as the national coordinator of the French network dedicated to osteoarthritis and joint aging (ROAD). In 2015, he was elected President of the French Society of Mineralized Tissue Biology. JG has coordinated 4 pluri-annual programs from the French National Research Agency. In 2011, he received the “Victor and Erminia Mescle” Award from the French Foundation for Medical Research. He has authored more than 150 ISI-indexed publications and 8 patents. His research focuses on the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and regenerative medicine of the skeleton with particular emphasis on the development of stem cells and biomaterials for the repair of cartilage and intervertebral disc.