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PR. Brigitte Kieffer

PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Recipient of a Canada Research Chair at McGill University.

A graduate of the University of Strasbourg (France), Pr. Kieffer joined the IGBMC (Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology) in 2001 and directed the institute from 2012 to 2013. She is recognized as an international expert in molecular neurobiology, particularly in the field of opiate receptors, and leads major investigations in addiction, mood disorders and other mental illnesses. Pr. Kieffer has been honoured with three major distinctions from the US National Academy of Sciences and the French Académie des Sciences. She is author of more than 250 publications, reviews and book chapters, and has been invited to speak at more than 200 conferences and institutions worldwide.