Prof Jean-François Dufour highlights why the Liver meeting 2019 in Boston is relevant for NASH investigators with presentations of new modes of action and non-invasive biomarkers.

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This liver meeting in 2019 is quite interesting for those who are investigating NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) like me, because you have results regarding makers with interesting mechanism of action like inhibition of non-mainstream drugs that we heard about in previous years……

Prof. Francois Dufour

Prof. Francois Dufour

Jean-Francois Dufour studied mathematics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and received his medical degree from the Geneva Medical School. After training in internal medicine at the University Hospital Geneva and the University Hospital Bern, he joined the laboratory of Professor I. Arias at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA where he studied the effects of calcium signalling on bile canaliculus. He then returned to the clinic to complete a gastroenterology fellowship with Professor M. Kaplan at the New England Medical Center, also at Tufts University. In 1997, Professor Dufour established his own laboratory at the University of Bern where he is currently Clinic Director and Full Professor of Hepatology.

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