Julien Bensalem

Dr, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Dr Julien Bensalem completed his PhD specialised in Nutrition in 2014 at the University of Bordeaux, France, studying the effect of polyphenols on the age-related cognitive decline.

Following his PhD, he worked as research project manager in a French company developing new nutritional plant extracts for different health applications, while pursuing his research on nutrition and cognition as a postdoc in the Laboratory of Nutrition and Integrative Neurobiology in Bordeaux, France.

Dr Bensalem joined the Lysosomal Health in Ageing, Hopwood Centre for Neurobiology at SAHMRI, Australia, in 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher under Dr Tim Sargeant supervision. In his current role he investigates how nutrition can be used to tackle dementia by improving autophagy, and how autophagy is involved in other age-related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Education/Academic qualification



Award Date: 14 Dec 2014



Bachelor of Science (Honours)


External positions

Affiliate Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide

Jul 2022 → …

Research project manager, Activ'Inside, Beychac et Caillau, France.

Jan 2015Feb 2017

Postdoctoral researcher, INRA, Nutrition et Neurobiologie Intégrée, UMR 1286

Jan 20152017

PhD student, Univ. de Bordeaux, Nutrition et Neurobiologie Intégrée, UMR 1286, Bordeaux, France.

Oct 2011Dec 2014


  • Nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Autophagy
  • Dementia
  • Ageing


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