Research director in Nutrineuro lab, Lucile Capuron won the 7th Marcel Dassault price the 4th of december, 2018. She is the first woman to obtain this price (300 000€). This price is attributed by the scientific board of the FondaMental fondation with an international jury.
Lucile Capuron, at the head of the Nutrition et Psycho-neuroimmunologie team, is focused on the role of inflammation in some pathological forms of depression.
Two neurotransmitters play a key role in the mechanism of depression: serotonin and copamin. These neurotransmitters are synthtised from amino acids found in the diet: tryptophan for serotonin; phenylalanin and tyrosin for dopamine. And two enzymes plau a role in their synthesis: IDO for the serotonin and BH4 for the dopamine.
Read the article on Le Figaro (in french only)