Brigitte Dréno

MD, PhD (Nantes)

Graduate School Training: Medical Faculty, University Nantes France 1972 - 1978

Postgraduate School Training:

Dermatology Certification 1982
Postgraduate Certificate of General Immunology (Master of Human Biology) 1985
Cutaneous Oncology Certification 1988
Accreditation to supervise researches (HDR) 1988

Academic Appointments

  •  Assistant professor in Dermatology, Nantes 1982 – 1986
  •  Assistant professor in Immunology, Nantes 1986 – 1990
  •  Associate professor of Dermatology Nantes 1991 – 1992
  • Professor of Dermatology 1993


​Current Position

  • Professor of Dermatology - Exceptional class, grade II
  • Chairman Department of Dermatology Nantes University – France
  • Director of the GMP Unit of Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Director of the Cancer Research Centre of Nantes University Hospital
  • Director of the Biotherapy Clinical Investigation Center , INSERM 0503
  • Vice Dean for Research Medical Faculty, University of Nantes


  • Highest French Distinction: Knight National Order of the Legion of Honor 2011
  • Corresponding Member of the French Academy of Medicine 2014
  • Academic palms of Nantes university 2015


French Society of Dermatology (SFD) – President,
French College of Teachers in Dermatology ((CEDEF) – President

European Society of Dermatology (EADV) Elected Member of “CME-CPD Committee” 2012 -2014, Elected member of “Programming Committee 2014 - International Society for Cutaneous Lymphoma (ISCL) – board member, European Society for Dermatological Research, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), European Dermatology Forum (EDF), Foreign member of the Canadian Society of Dermatology, Member of the Skin Cancer Foundation, External expert of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS): Guidelines committee (acne guidelines)

Main Awards

Award of International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas» (ISCL) 2011

Award of International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) 2013

Award for 10 years as EADV member 2013

International Editorial Board

European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2006
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 2009
International Immunotherapy 2009

Organization of international Meeting: European Association of Dermato-Oncology - Nantes - 2011

Areas of Research with significant contribution:
Skin Cancer: Melanoma (immunotherapy), Basal Cell Carcinoma, Cutaneous Lymphoma, Actinic keratosis, Acne and related disorders, Dermocosmetics. For these 3 areas: Members and Chairman of several international boards, > 500 original publications in English, > 400 Plenary and Invited lectures worldwide, Speaker/Chairman for the 4 last Words Congress of Dermatology


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