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Prof Gilles Guillemin has been working in the fields of Neuroimmunology and tryptophan metabolism for more than 20 years.

He is the Co-funder of the MND and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Centre, The Co-funder of the Macquarie University MND Biobank and the Head of the Neuroinflammation group at Macquarie University.

Prof Guillemin’s team is one of the world’s leading research groups working on the involvement of the tryptophan catabolism (via the kynurenine pathway) in human neurodegenerative diseases.

He demonstrated the roles of this pathway in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, suicide…

He is the President of the International Society for Tryptophan Research and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Tryptophan Research.

He has published more than 250 peer reviewed scientific articles. His current h-index is currently 59 and has more than 13.000 citations.

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Projects 2012 2024

Calpeptin, and related candidates, for the treatment of Machado Joseph disease

Laird, A., Nicholson, G., Walker, A. K., Cole, N., Lee, A., Morsch, M., Davis, R., Guillemin, G., Atkin, J. & Ooi, L.


Project: Research

Acoustic liquid handling robotics for bioactive compound discovery

Karuso, P., Poulsen, S., Avery, V., Quinn, R., Jonathan, B., Scanlon, M., Cooper, M., Booker, G., Professor, S., Guillemin, G., Smith, J., Ryan, J. & Peat, T.

10/03/17 → …

Project: Research

Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research

Blair, I., Rowe, D., Guillemin, G., Chung, R., Atkin, J., Cole, N., Laird, A., Lim, C., Williams, K., Yang, S., Morsch, M., Lee, A., Shi, B., Walker, A., Lovejoy, D., Furlong, S., Adams, L., Syal, D., Bazzi, R., Svahn, A., Parakh, S., Shahheydari, H., Konopka, A., Ragagnin, A., Mehta, P., Wright, A., Bourbon, L., Sabaretnam, M., Don, E., Hortle, E., De Luca, A., Zhang, K., Tarr, I., Galper, J., Varney, B., Chow, S. & Formella, I.


Project: Research

Research Outputs 1993 2019

Amelioration of aluminum maltolate-induced inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress-mediated apoptosis by tannoid principles of Emblica officinalis in neuronal cellular model

Dhivya Bharathi, M., Justin-Thenmozhi, A., Manivasagam, T., Ahmad Rather, M., Saravana Babu, C., Mohamed Essa, M. & Guillemin, G. J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Neurotoxicity Research. 35, 2, p. 318-330 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Phyllanthus emblica
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
Eukaryotic Initiation Factor-2

Antioxidant therapies in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Moghadas, M., Essa, M. M., Ba-Omar, T., Al-Shehi, A., Qoronfleh, M. W., Eltayeb, E. A., Guillemin, G. J., Manivasagam, T., Justin-Thenmozhi, A., Al-Bulushi, B. S., Al-Adawi, S. & Edalatmanesh, M. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in bioscience (Landmark edition). 24, 2, p. 313-333 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Oxidative stress
Cell membranes

Asiatic acid attenuated aluminum chloride-induced tau pathology, oxidative stress and apoptosis via AKT/GSK-3β signaling pathway in Wistar rats

Ahmad Rather, M., Justin-Thenmozhi, A., Manivasagam, T., Saravanababu, C., Guillemin, G. J. & Essa, M. M., 15 May 2019, In : Neurotoxicity Research. 35, 4, p. 955-968 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Oxidative stress
Wistar Rats
Oxidative Stress

Boswellia gum resin and essential oils: potential health benefits - an evidence based review

Rashan, L., Hakkim, F. L., Idrees, M., Essa, M. M., Velusamy, T., Al-Baloshi, M., Al-Balushi, B. S., Al Jabri, A., Al-Rizeiqi, M. H., Guillemin, G. & Abdo Hasson, S. S. A., 1 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases. 9, 2, p. 53-71 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Insurance Benefits
Volatile Oils

Chemical reprogramming enhances homology-directed genome editing in zebrafish embryos

Aksoy, Y. A., Nguyen, D. T., Chow, S., Chung, R. S., Guillemin, G. J., Cole, N. J. & Hesselson, D., 23 May 2019, In : Communications Biology. 2, p. 1-9 9 p., 198.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Embryonic Structures
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
DNA Repair

Activities 2015 2018

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Membership of committee

International Society for Tryptophan Research (Executive Committee) (External organisation)

Gilles Guillemin (Chair), Florian Zepf (Chair), Trevor Stone (Member), Kuniaki Saito (Member), Sophie Erhardt (Member), Edwin Lim (Member)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

International Journal of Tryptophan Research (Journal)

Gilles Guillemin (Editor in chief), Edwin Lim (Editor in chief)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work