Julien Bensalem


  • 56 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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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 polyphenols and cognition as a postdoc in the Nutrition and Neurobiology laboratory in Bordeaux, France.

Dr Bensalem joined the Hopwood Centre for Neurobiology at SAHMRI, Australia, in 2018 as a post-doctoral research scientist under Dr Tim Sargeant supervision. In his role he is currently investigating the effect of nutrition on Alzheimer’s disease and the relationship with autophagy.


  • Nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Autophagy
  • Dementia
  • Ageing

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Research Output

  • 56 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Patent

Polyphenols from Grape and Blueberry Improve Episodic Memory in Healthy Elderly with Lower Level of Memory Performance: A Bicentric Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study

Bensalem, J., Dudonné, S., Etchamendy, N., Pellay, H., Amadieu, C., Gaudout, D., Dubreuil, S., Paradis, M-E., Pomerleau, S., Capuron, L., Hudon, C., Layé, S., Desjardins, Y. & Pallet, V., 18 Jun 2019, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 74, 7, p. 996-1007 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Pattern of polyphenol intake and the long-term risk of dementia in older persons

Lefèvre-Arbogast, S., Gaudout, D., Bensalem, J., Letenneur, L., Dartigues, J. F., Hejblum, B. P., Féart, C., Delcourt, C. & Samieri, C., 29 May 2018, In : Neurology. 90, 22, p. e1979-e1988

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Polyphenol-rich extract from grape and blueberry attenuates cognitive decline and improves neuronal function in aged mice

Bensalem, J., Dudonné, S., Gaudout, D., Servant, L., Calon, F., Desjardins, Y., Layé, S., Lafenetre, P. & Pallet, V., 21 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nutritional Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Utilisation d'une composition comprenant de la SOD et de la vitamine C pour un effet cosmetique anti-âge

Translated title of the contribution: Use of a composition comprising sod and vitamin c for anti-age cosmetic effectGaudout, D., Rey, S., Lemaire, B. & Bensalem, J., 13 Oct 2017, Patent No. FR3049858A1, 12 Apr 2016, Priority date 12 Apr 2016

Research output: Patent

A mixed grape and blueberry extract is safe for dogs to consume

Martineau, A. S., Leray, V., Lepoudere, A., Blanchard, G., Bensalem, J., Gaudout, D., Ouguerram, K. & Nguyen, P., 3 Aug 2016, In : BMC Veterinary Research. 12, 1, 162.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)