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Jules Desmeules

Jules Desmeules

Jules Desmeules
Professor of Clinical pharmacology and toxicology
University of Geneva
Switzerland

 
 

Biography

Jules Desmeules is a specialist in internal medicine as well as in clinical pharmacology and toxicology. He is the head of the Clinical Investigation Unit at the Clinical Research Center of the Geneva University Hospitals and the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva University, whose purpose is to provide dedicated patient-care facilities and practical support to researchers carrying out clinical research, as well as a platform to support researchers in developing and conducting research projects to world-class good clinical practice standards.

As a clinical pharmacologist, he is also in charge of the Therapeutic Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre at the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Geneva University Hospitals.

He his Professor at the Medical Faculty University of Geneva and at the School of Pharmacy University of Sciences Geneva & Lausanne His research is mostly concerned with the study of drug transportation and the enzymes involved in the metabolism of xenobiotics such as cytochromes P450 through in vitro (microsomes, cells) or in vivo models (phenotypisation, genotypisation, pharmacokinetic, toxicogenetic and pharmacogenetic studies).

His other main research topics center on the development of neurophysiological evaluation methods for testing the efficacy of peripheral and central analgesics (psychometric and neurophysiological-quantitative sensory testing evaluation), and screening dysfunctions in the transmission and modulation systems involved in chronic pain syndromes. He has successfully supervised three PhDs.

He regularly publishes in the top venues of pharmacology and toxicology journals, has more than 2000 citations and an h-index of 25. He has a large experience in project management and funding acquisition.

Professor Jules Desmeules is the director of the Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Toxicology of the University of Geneva and affiliated to the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) and he is the director of a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Management of Clinical Trials since 2011 Faculty of medicine Geneva.

 

Research Interest

internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, toxicology

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