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Joël Doré

Inrae MetaGenoPolis & Micalis - Research Director at INRAE & Scientific Director of Metagenopolis, Jouy en Josas, France




Joël Doré joined INRAE in 1983 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the U.S. in 1988. Trained in microbial ecology, he developed intestinal metagenomics for diagnostic applications and tools used to study interactions between food, microbiota, and their hosts. Joël Doré devoted his carreer to scientific research on the gut microbiome and their applications. He aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the symbiosis between humans and microbes to improve prevention and treatment. With more than 250 publications (H-index of 90), Joël Doré received LABIP’s International Science Award in 2008 ; the Simone and Cino del Duca Foundation’s Grand Prize in Science (along with S.D. Ehrlich) In 2014, the Dupont Nutrition & Health Science Medal for Excellence in Microbial Research in 2016 ; and the prize Benjamin Delessert in 2024. He is scientific coordinator of the project https://lefrenchgut.fr. Cofounder and scientific advisor of MaaT Pharma, Novobiome and GMT, Joël Doré is science coordinator of the digital platform https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com.