The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences
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Dr Emilie Simon 

Research Fellow in Neuroinflammation

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Dr Emilie Simon is a Senior Research Assistant in Neuroinflammation within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton

Career History

2014: Senior Research Assistant in Neuroinflammation. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2013-2014: Clinical Project Manager in Nutrition (ALGOVUE Study), Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France.
2013: Chemistry/Biochemistry Teacher. Médisup Science, Dijon, France.
2012-2013: Research Engineer. CSGA, Dijon, France.
2008-2012: PhD Biology of Ageing and Age-Related Diseases. University of Burgundy, Dijon, France.

Academic Qualifications

2012: PhD Biology of Ageing and Age-Related Diseases. University of Burgundy, Dijon, France.
Project: “Implication of nutritional and environmental factors in ageing of the retina and in age-related retinopathies”.
2007: Master Degree Cellular Biology, Physiology and Pathology.
Specialty biology of ageing and associated pathologies, University of Paris 5, France.





Research interests

The world's population is growing older leading to an increase of people suffering from ageing-related diseases. Ageing is a complex process involving many different environmental (lifestyle like nutrition, exercise, cigarette smoking...) and endogenous (oxidative stress, genetic) factors. My research interests focus on the ageing cell mechanisms in physiological and pathological conditions. My area of expertise is especially focused on studying neurodegeneration (retina and brain). In the University of Southampton I investigate the role of CSF1R and its ligands (CSF1 and IL-34) on the control of the activation and the proliferation of microglial cells in a pathological context.

Research group

Biomedical Sciences

Research project(s)

Regulation of microglial proliferation during chronic neurodegeneration

An important aspect of chronic neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and prion disease, is the generation of an innate inflammatory response within the central nervous system (CNS).

Inflammation in chronic neurodegeneration and the contribution of systemic inflammation

We are investigating the microglia activation in a model of prion disease, mouse scrapie.

Dr Emilie Simon
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number:SGH/LD30/MP840

Telephone:(023) 8120 3541

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