Jean-Robert Ioset- Pharmacien, Lausanne


Jean-Robert Ioset is a pharmacist from training with a PhD in Plant Chemistry (University of Lausanne, Prof K. Hostettmann). He eventually specialized through a postdoctoral fellowship at the London School of Hygiene (Prof S. Croft) and Tropical Medicine in antiparasitic chemotherapy as well as in Public Health related to Tropical Medicine (DTMPH, Humboldt University, Berlin).

He currently works for the Drug for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a non-for-profit organization that aims to develop new treatments for the most neglected parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and Chagas. Jean-Robert is also active in the field of malaria: he has collaborated to the development and validation of two field-friendly assays for the detection of counterfeit artemisinin-containing antimalarial drugs (Gates for Malaria Partnership, LSHTM, UK patent pending), participates different studies aiming to identify new antimalarial lead compounds from plants (University of Geneva, Prof K. Hostettmann).

He has also been involved in the development of methods for the comparison of GM/nGM organisms as well for the detection of toxic substances in plants. In such research contexts, Jean-Robert is particularly interested in investigating innovative methodological approaches to reach his goals.

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Update: 25 january 2005