Théophile Godfraind


Contact Information  
Faculté de Médecine
Universite Catholiquede Louvain
Laboratoire de Pharmacologie
Avenue Hippocrate 54- UCL 5410
B-1200 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32 02/764.72.40
Fax Number: +32 02/764.50.35
E-mail: godfraind@farl.ucl.ac.be
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Personal Information  
Date of Birth: 02/18/1931
City, State/Province,Country of Birth: Bande, Belgium
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Education    
Date Degree Institution Subject
1958 Diplome Institut de Médecine Tropicale, Anvers, Belgium
1958 Agrégé de 'Enseignement Superieur en Medecine Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
1955 Docteur en Medecine (Summa cum Laude) Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
1951 Candidat (Grande Distinction) Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Sciences Naturelles et Medicales

Appointments/Affiliations    
Dates Title Organization City, State/Province Country
2001-Present President and Founding Father Belgian College of Pharmaceutical Medicine Brussels Belgium
2000, 2001 Invited Professor University of Bratislava Bratislava Slovakia
1999 Invited Professor University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
1996-Present Professor Emeritus Universite Catholique de Louvain Brussels Belgium
1996-Present Coordinator of Research in Experimental Pharmacology Comenius University Bratislava Slovakia
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Invited Professor University of Bratislava Bratislava Slovakia
1994-1998 President International Union of Pharmacology Irvine, CA United States
1992-1996 Chairperson Academia Europaea, Subject Group Pharmacology & Toxicology London England
1990, 1991, 1992 Invited Professor University of Nancy Nancy France
1987-1994 Secretary General International Union of Pharmacology Irvine, CA United States
1987 Invited Professor University of Cambridge Cambridge England
1985-1986 Temporary Advisor World Health Organization Geneva Switzerland
1983-1994 President Centre d'Etudes Bioethiques de Bruxelles Brussels Belgium
1980 Invited Professor University of Kiel Kiel Germany
1978, 1979 Invited Professor University of Toulouse Toulouse France
1976-Present Member of the Medical Ethical Committee Fonds National de la Recherche Brussels Belgium
1974 Invited Professor University of Antwerp Antwerp Belgium
1974 Invited Professor Louis Pasteur Strasbourg Strasbourg France
1974 Invited Professor University of Zurich Zurich Switzerland
1973, 1974, 1977, 1979 Invited Professor Univeristy of Paris-Sud Paris France
1973 Invited Professor Univeristy of Nijmegen Nijmegen Netherlands
1971-Present Secretary General Belgian Society of Clinical and Experimental Physiology and Pharmacology Leuven Belgium
1966-Present Director of Research in Experimental Pharmacology Universite Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Medicine Leuven Belgium
1966-1996 Ordinary Professor Universite Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Medicine Brussels Belgium
1964-1966 Professor Universite Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Medicine Brussels Belgium
1964- 1996 Director Universite Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratoryof Pharmacology Brussels Belgium
1964, 1970, 1973 Invited Professor University of Paris, Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy Paris France
1958-1964 Professor of Pharmacology University Lovanium Kinshasa Zaire Dem Rep Congo

Honors/Awards    
Date Name Description
2002 Fellow American Heart Association
2000 Doctor Honoris Causa Universite Henri Poincaré, Nancy
1998 Honorary Member British Pharmacological Society
1997 Honorary Member Italian Society of Pharmacology
1997 Golden Medal Slovack Academy of Sciences
1997 Medicine & Europe Prize Institut des Sciences de la Santé, France
1995 Honorary Member Slovack Society of Pharmacology
1994 President International Union of Pharmacology
1991 1991 ASPET Award American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
1991 Honorary Member Societe de Biologie, France
1990 Elected Secretary General International Union of Pharmacology
1988 International Prize Fondation de Physiopathologie Professeur Lucien Dautrebande
1987 Peter Debye Prize University of Limburg, Maastricht
1987 Elected Secretary General International Union of Pharmacology
1984 Doctor Honoris Causa Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
1982 Laureat du Prix Smith Kline-RIT
1973 Laureat du Prix Quinquennal des Sciences Therapeutiques
1967 Laureat du Prix J. F. Heymans
1955 Laureat du Concours des Bourses de Voyage
1955 Laureat du Prix Specia

Memberships    
Dates Organization Position
2000-Present Acta Phanrmacologica Sinica Member, Editorial Board
1998-Present International Union of Pharmacology Past President
1997 Academie Nationale de Medecine de France Associate Member
1996-Present Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology Member, Editorial Board
1993-Present Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy Member, Editorial Board
1993-Present Comptes Rendus des Seances de la Societe de Biologie et de SesFiliales Member, Editorial Board
1992-Present Pharmacology Reviews and Communications Member, Editorial Board
1992-1996 Academia Europaea, Subject Group of Pharmacology & Toxicology Chairperson
1991 Academie Royale de Medicine de Belgique President
1990-Present Therapie Member, Editorial Board
1990 Academia Europaea Member
1989-Present Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises Member, Editorial Board
1989-1998 Cardiovascular Drug Reviews Member, Editorial Board
1988-Present Pharmacological Research Communications Member, Editorial Board
1988-1990 Academie Royale de Medecine de Belgique Vice-President
1988-1989 Research Reviews in Pharmacology Member, Editorial Board
1988 Academie Nationale de Medecine de France Foreign Corresponding Member
1987-Present Pharmacology and Toxicology Member, Editorial Board
1987-1990 Fundamental and Clinical Pharmaocology Member, Editorial Board
1985-Present International Union of Therapeutics Member, Executive Committee
1984 Academie Royale de Medecine de Belgique Regular Member
1983-Present Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique Member, Editorial Board
1981-1998 British Journal of Pharmacology Member, Editorial Board
1980 Academie Nationale de Pharmacie de France Corresponding Member
1979-Present Trends in Pharmacological Sciences Member, Editorial Board
1974-Present Biochemical Pharmacology Member, Editorial Board
1974 Academie Royale de Medecine de Belgique Corresponding Member
1972-1984 Bulletin Signaletique du C.N.R.S. Member, Editorial Board
1970-1980 Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie Member, Editorial Board
1969-1978 European Journal of Pharmaoclogy Member, Editorial Board
1964-1990 Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie Member, Editorial Board
Societe Belge de Physiologie et de Pharmacologie Fondamentalesat Cliniques Member
Societe Francaise de Pharmacologie Member
Societe de Physiologie Member
Deutsche Pharmakologische Gezellschaft Member
Biochemical Society Member
British Pharmacological Society Member
Physiological Society Member
New York Academy of Sciences Member
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Member
International Society for Heart Research Member
American Journal of Physiology Referee
Circulation Research Referee
European Journal of Physiology Referee
Journal of Hypertension Referee
Hypertension Referee

Research Interests    
Field of Expertise&
Research Interests:
The main area of research interest concerns the mode of actionof agents (including neurotransmitters and xenobiotics) interacting withvoltage-operated calcium channels. The problem is to understand how calciumchannel blockade is translated into therapeutic action in various cardiovascularand neurological diseases.
Current interest centers on the genomic action and the tissue selectivityof calcium channel blockers with special emphasis on their effects on changesin receptor-response coupling, on tissue remodelling and the expression ofrelated genes observed in diseases of the cardiovascular system, such ashypertension, stroke and atherosclerosis.