University of Leeds, UK
Dr Frederique Ponchel,Senior Lecturer,Since taking up a position at the University of Leeds in 1998, Dr Ponchel has worked towards creating a programme of work exploring the early events driving Rheumatoid Arthritis. She leads an academic group (Translational Research in Immune Mediated Inflammatory Disease TRIMID,since 2003. She specialised in biology with a particular interest in developmental biology and oncology. She graduated in 1990 with a Masters Degrees (Molecular Biology, Genetics, Developmental Biology). After a year of mixed research/study time (DEA in Pharmacology), she started an international PhD program at Harvard Medical School, Cancer Centre in Boston, USA (15 months), which she finished back in France at the Centre Anti-Cancer Leon Berard, in Lyon. During her PhD, she also participated in an experimental EMBL-like PhD scheme (IFSBM) allowing her to obtain an addition Degree in Biomedical Science. She was awarded a Career Development Fellowship application from the Arthritis Research UK (5 years funding) in 2000, and has been an independent Research Fellow since. She was awarded a Senior Academic Research Fellowship (RCUK funded) in 2005 and holds a permanent academic senior lecturer position since April 2010. As research group leader, she is responsible for providing financial support for the group activities and have been successful with a portfolio of 29 grants over the past 18 years (~£4.125 million), including personal awards, programme grant, projects, equipment, research fellowships and partnership in large EU and national networks. She has published 68 peer reviewed papers as well as 3 book chapters. She has over 2100 citations.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Immune Mediated Inflammatory Disease , Musculoskeletal Medicine , Molecular Biology, Genetics, developmental biology and oncology,