Dr. Lionel Breton
Scientific Director, Advanced Research at L’Oreal
Lionel Breton got a PhD in 1982 in general Endocrinology in the lab of R.Michel and J.Roche at College de France in Paris. Than, he got a State Doctorate in general Pharmacology in Poitiers Hospital/ school of medicine in 1985 After a 1st position in Servier Laboratory as Project leader in neuro-pharmacology, Lionel joined L’Oreal corporate 26 years ago. He is also visiting Professor/affiliate member in the prestigious University McGill in Montreal.
He is an expert on neurobiology and physiology, skin neuroimmunology, skin and gut microbiology and of some aspects of translational research . He is currently Scientific Director at L’Oreal Research. Lionel is co-inventor of many national patents and applications (cf espacenet results/world database) and of some blockbusters of l’Oreal corporate. Although Industrial, he has published more than 70 papers in in peer-reviewed journals and is frequently invited to give plenary conferences or keynotes.
Case Study: Harnessing the Gut-Skin-Brain Axis in Health & Disease
- As crucial interface organs, the gut, brain and skin have much in common. Emerging research has shown that skin microbiota may play a critical role at the interface of all three organs. Therefore, it is not surprising that conditions affecting one organ’s microbiota may also have manifestations in the two others.
- More importantly, a better understanding of the intestinal microflora and it’s subsequent relationship with our skin may provide new insights into developing unique product candidates that will accurately treat a spectrum of skin disease indications with current un met needs.
- As the microbiome continues to enter the scientific mainstream, this multiple complexity organ is largely unexplored, some examples will be presented on gut-brain-skin connection in some dermatosis and how skin disorders could be involved in some neurodegenerative disorders