Nathalie Vergnolle

2008 Laureate

Current position

Group leader, Research Director (DR1), co-head of the CPTP

Host institution

Centre de Physio-pathologie de Toulouse Purpan, France Inserm, France

Pathophysiology of the intestine



Nathalie Vergnolle identifies and characterizes mediators of inflammation and pain in intestinal pathologies (Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Infectious Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), and Inflammation-Associated Colorectal Cancers).

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• 1997 : PhD in Biology, University Toulouse III, France, Lionel Buéno’s laboratoy

• 1997-2000 : Postdoctoral fellow, University of Calgary, Canada, John Wallace’s laboratory

• 2000 : Appointed Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Canada

• 2004 : Appointed Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Canada


• Distinguished Chevalier de la légion d'honneur, French State, 2013

• Woman In Inflammation Science Award, International Association of Inflammation Societies, 2013

• Starting Grant, European Research Council (ERC), 2012

• Laureate of the Avenir Program, Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller INSERM, 2006