Dr Lionel Breton

Cofounder and executive VP at IDEC Therapeutic

Dr Lionel Breton got a PhD in 1982 in general Endocrinology in the lab of R.Michel and J.Roche at College de France in Paris (Paris VI, Fr) followed by a State Doctorate in general Pharmacology in Poitiers’ School of Medicine (Poitiers University, Fr) in 1985.

After a 1st position in Servier Laboratory as Project leader in neuro-pharmacology, lionel joined L’Oreal corporate in 1993 as a research Department Director and Scientific Director until 2021. He is an expert on neurobiology and physiology, skin neuroimmunology, skin and gut microbiology and of some aspects of translational research .

He is currently cofounder and executive VP of IDEC therapeutics which sails Telostim and CEO of Cilia consulting. He is also visiting Professor/affiliate member in the prestigious university McGill in Montreal and Guest Editor for Frontiers and Microorganisms.

Lionel is co-inventor of many national patents and applications (espacenet results/world database) and of some blockbusters of l’Oreal corporate. Although Industrial, he has published more than 80 papers in in peer-reviewed journals and is frequently invited to give plenary conferences or keynotes.


Considering the Microbiome Interorgans Axis (MIA) as a future option in Health & Diseases