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iPRI Welcomes Prof. Touraine

iPRI is delighted to announce the arrival of Professor Jean Louis Touraine as an iPRI Senior Research Fellow.

Professor Touraine has been a Professor in Nephrology, Immunology and Transplantation at the Claude Bernard University of Lyon since 1979. From 1986 to 2012 he was Head of the Department of Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, Hôpital Edouard Herriot. Research work has taken him to Lyon, Edinburgh, Minneapolis and New York. In the field of immunodeficiency diseases his scientific contributions include (a) the discovery of the Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome, (b) the first successful foetal liver stem cell transplants in humans, (c) the first in utero foetal stem cell transplants into human foetuses, (d) bone marrow and thymic epithelial cell transplants, and other studies & treatments. In the field of renal and pancreatic transplantation he is responsible for new immunosuppressive therapies and prevention of complications. In the field of HIV infection he completed studies of the mother-to-child transmission and new treatments and gene therapy against HIV in the humanized SCID mouse. In the field of the ethics of transplantation his work includes foetal development and HIV infection. Finally, in the field of immunology, he has worked on immunological tolerance, T-cell differentiation, role of HLA antigens and antigen recognition by T-cells.

Professor Touraine has authored over 1000 scientific papers and 35 scientific books. Since 2007, Professor Touraine is an elected member of the French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale) and a member of The Parliamentary Office For Scientific And Technological Assessment.

Paul Perrin

Paul Perrin has been Professor of Urology at the University of Lyon since 1981. He received his degree in Medicine from the Claude Bernard University in Lyon and his postgraduate training included an internship and residency in Urology at the Hospices Civils University Hospital. Then he was awarded a fellowship with Roger Barnes in Loma… Continue Reading

Jean Francois Doré

Jean-François Doré was born in 1940 in Fécamp, France, graduated LSc Nat from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Paris, and obtained a Doctorate in Human Biology (Experimental Oncology) from the Faculty of Medicine, University Paris XI. He joined INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), and worked in Villejuif (Institute of Cancerology… Continue Reading

Cécile Pizot

Cécile Pizot was born in Lyon, France. She graduated from INSA Lyon (National Institute of Applied Science) in 2011, obtaining an engineering diploma (Master in Science and Technology) in Bioinformatics and Modelling. During her studies, she undertook several academic and industry-based research internships in multidisciplinary environments including the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics team of IPSOGEN (Marseille)… Continue Reading

Alice Koechlin

Alice Koechlin grew up in Saint-Étienne, France, and graduated in Bioinformatics and Modelling at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Lyon in 2010, obtaining an engineering diploma (Master in Science and Technology). She undertook her end of curriculum internships in international and multidisciplinary environments at the International Agency for Research on Cancer and at… Continue Reading

Prof. Paul Perrin joins iPRI as Senior Research Fellow

iPRI is delighted to announce that Prof Paul Perrin join as Senior Research Fellow. He has been Professor of Urology at the University of Lyon since 1981. Paul Perrin received his degree in Medicine from the Claude Bernard University in Lyon and his postgraduate training included an internship and residency in Urology at the Hospices Civils University… Continue Reading

Dr. Mireille Guigaz and Prof. Frank Sullivan join iPRI as Senior Research Fellows

iPRI is delighted to announce that two more internationally renowned experts have recently joined as Senior Research Fellows: Dr Mireille Guigaz, a French Ambassador and expert in Public Health and International Development and Prof Frank Sullivan, Director of the Division of Clinical & Population Sciences & Education at Dundee University. Mireille Guigaz graduated in Law and… Continue Reading

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