Professor Valérie Verhasselt
From: Wednesday January 29, 2020, 7:00 am
To: Wednesday January 29, 2020, 8:30 am
Professor Valérie Verhasselt trained at the University of Medicine of Brussels (ULB, Belgium) where she obtained the diploma of Medical Doctor (1992), Specialist in Internal Medicine (2000) and a PhD in Immunology (1999).
In 2004, she moved to France (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis) and developed the concept of breastfeeding induced tolerance for prevention of allergy.
Valérie holds the inaugural Larsson-Rosenquist Chair in Human Lactology at the University of Western Australia since August 2017.
Her translational research is aimed at understanding how maternal milk impacts on immune development, education and long term homeostasis.
A major objective guiding her work is the identification of factors which could endow breastfeeding with the capacity to prevent allergic and metabolic disease as potently as it does for infectious disease.
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