Brilot, Fabienne

27 December 2021
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Professor of Neuroimmunology
Head, Brain Autoimmunity Group
Kids Neurosciences Centre at Kids Research, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead
School of Medical Sciences
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Prof Fabienne Brilot obtained her PhD in Belgium and at the JD Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, USA. She then became postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Professor Christian Munz (currently located at the University of Zurich, Switzerland) at the Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases headed by late Professor Ralph Steinman (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011) at the Rockefeller University, USA. She was recruited at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney in 2007 where she started the Brain Autoimmunity group.

Fabienne is currently Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, and her research focuses on immune-mediated brain disorders such demyelinating disorders, such as Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-associated Disease (MOGAD) and autoimmune neurological diseases. Her group aims to discover biomarkers and explores the autoimmune response in patients to improve their diagnosis and treatment.

She is a member of ISNI International Advisory Board, and chairs the Membership and Engagement committee. She was the scientific chair of the 14th ISNI Congress (Australia, Brisbane, 2018), and the co-convenor of the 3rd Asia-Pacific School of Neuroimmunology (Sydney, 2023). She is the President of Neuroimmunology Australia. She reviews for many journals and is an editorial board member for several journals in the field of neuroimmunology.

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