Pierre Marie Lledo

Pierre-Marie Lledo

2002 Laureate

Current position

Department Head, Research Director (DR1 CNRS), Unit director

Host Institution

Pasteur Institute, Paris, France


Neurogenesis in the mouse olfactory bulb

Adult brain plasticity


Our brain is not a fixed organ forever when we become adults. It evolves for our entire life. Product of our genes activity, it is also shaped by permanent modifications linked to our history and our culture. This adult plasticity opens new perspectives for those suffering from a trauma or degenerative disease.

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• 1986 : Ecole Normale Supérieure (Cachan)

• 1991 : PhD in Neurosciences, University of Bordeaux, Jean-Didier Vincent's lab,

• 1991-1992 : Postdoc at Cambridge, UK, Bill Mason's Lab

• 1993-1995 : Research scientist (CR2), CNRS Gif sur Yvette

• 1995-1997 Visiting scientist at UCSF, USA. Roger Nicoll’s Lab

• 1997 : Associate researcher (CR1), Group leader, CNRS Gif sur Yvette

• 2001 : appointed Unit Leader at the Pasteur Institute, Paris

• 2002 : appointed Team Leader at the Institute of Plants Moleculat Biology, Strasbourg


• Chair of Excellence “Elie Metchnikoff”, 2017

• Award from the Foundation Roger de Spoelberch, 2015

• Award “Grand Prix” from the Fondation Prince Louis de Polignac, 2013

• Award “Grand Prix” from the Saintonge Academy, 2012

• Award “Mémain-Pelletier” from the French National Academy of Science, 2012

• Award “Camille Woringer” from the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, 2010

• Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2009

• Member of the Academia Europaea, 2006