The scientific committee is composed of :
Philippe HÉNON | Chairman & CSO
- 1968: MD degree at the School of Medicine of the Paris University.
- 1970: Certification in Hematology& first nomination as Senior Lecturer.
- 1974 – 1978: Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of the Department of Hematology at Hopital Lariboisière , Paris.
- 1979 – 2005: Head of the Department of Hematology – Mulhouse Hospitals.
- 1987 : Founder & Director of the « Institut de Recherche en Hématologie et Transplantation » (IRHT), Mulhouse.
- 2000 – 2008: Professor and Director of the Educational Program on Hematopoiesis and Cellular Therapy at the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse.
- 2000: Laureate of the “Excellence Achievements Awards of the Millennium” in the field of Hematopoiesis. He received the prize in New York from Pr Don THOMAS, 1990 Medicine Nobel Laureate
- 2002-2006: Visiting professor of CellTherapy at the University of Lincoln ( UK )
- 2006-2010: Consulting Professor at New York Medical College ( USA )
- Author of more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific publications and of 3 books focused on PBSC transplant and stem cells. Invited editor of 5 special issues of different peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Author of more than 200 communications – of which 110 as Guest Speaker -and more than 40 chairmanships in international congresses & meetings worldwide.
- Organizer and Chairman of 12 International Symposia and Workshops in Mulhouse, most of them focused on peripheral blood stem cells.
Pr. luc DOUAY
- Professor of Hematology at the University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris.
- Director of the Biological Hematology Center at Trousseau Hospital (Paris).
- Scientific & Medical Director of the French Blood Agency. Scientific Director for the Cell Therapy Center in Ile-de-France.
- Expert at the french Biomedicine Agency.
- Prof Luc Douay is a pioneer in the stem cell research and internationally known for his expertise in ex vivo expansion of stem cells. Since 2007, he is also Director of the INSERM Research Unit S938 dedicated to the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells. His research team is composed of more than 35 MDs, PhDs, engineers and technicians located in the Research Centre St Antoine (Paris)
Pr. Jean-Yves NEVEUX
- 1965: Senior Registrar at Laennec Hospital Paris
- 1971: Associate Professor Cardiac surgery at Hopitaux de Paris
- 1979 : Head of Cardiac Surgery Laennec Hospital – Paris
- 1981: Professor
- 1989 : Head of Cardiac surgery – Marie Lannelongue Hospital – Université Paris-Sud
- 1980-1986 and 1995-2001 : Member of National University Council
- Since 2002: Scientific Director of Villa Maria Group/ ITALY – 20 clinical centers including 8 cardiac surgery centers
Pr. Nader ABRAHAM
Dr. Abraham began to explore where adult stem cells come from, how they could be regulated and released into circulation, and the effect of bone marrow microenvironment on stem cell development, as well as differentiation to CD34+ low Kit- from 1988 to 1991. Then, he studied the capacity of stem cells to self-renew in culture in animal models. Additionally, in 1989, Dr. Abraham focused his research on gene transfer and established an ideal condition for retrovirus transfer of the adenosine deaminase (ADA) gene. He published his findings in Stem Cell in 1993, showing that successful retrovirus gene transfer in hematopoietic stems cells within peripheral blood or cord blood can be efficient when adherent cell layers are used.Since June 2009 , Prof. Nader Abraham is Professor & Chairman of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Toledo University College of Medicine (Ohio, US) and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology/Medicine, New York Medical College (New York, US) after more than 13 years as Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Stem Cells & Gene Therapy, New York Medical College (New York, US).
His long standing research contributions are focused on vascular dysfunction which are a prelude to cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, stroke and myocardial infarct and the use of cell therapy for disease prevention.As of 2012 to present, Dr. Abraham is investigating how stem cells can be used for treatment of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Abraham’s studies reveal new insights into why stem cells became more limited in their tissue options during development of diabetes and CVD. Since November 2012, Dr. Abraham accepted the position as Vice Dean of Research and Professor of Internal Medicine, Marshall University Joan Edwards School of Medicine Huntington, West Virginia.
His new function as Vice Dean of the Medical School is to establish relationships with various clinicians regarding new translational research, which bridges basic science research with clinical care, including stem cell therapy for human disease.