Dr Charles Auffray is the Founding Director of the European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine.
Dr Charles Auffray obtained the Agrégation in Physiology and Biochemistry at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (1975), his phD in Molecular Immunology and Genetic Engineering at Pierre & Marie Curie University of Paris and the Pasteur Institute, Paris (1981). He was a Post-doctoral Fellow and Junior Faculty at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Harvard University in Cambridge, USA (1981-1983); Group Leader at the Institute of Embryology, CNRS and Collège de France, Nogent s/Marne (1983-1991); Scientific Director of the Genexpress Program at Généthon in Evry (1991-1995); Head of the CNRS Research Unit in Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, then Functional Genomics and Systems Biology for Health in Villejuif (1991-2011). In December 2010, he founded the European Institute for Systems Biology & Medicine with headquarters in Lyon supported by the local authorities, the academic and industrial partners of the Lyonbiopole international competitive cluster. In 2012 he joined the Joliot Curie transdisciplinary Laboratory of CNRS and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, hosted by Claude Bernard University.
Dr Charles Auffray is the co-author of over 250 original publications, including 200 in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 11 books for the general public, which have received over 13,000 citations. He is a member of several international societies, review committees, and editorial boards, and the co-organizer of a series of international conferences on Functional Genomics and Systems Biology.
Dr Charles Auffray develops a systems approach to cancer and the physio-pathology of the immune, neuro-muscular and respiratory systems by integrating functional genomics tools with mathematical, physical and computational approaches. He is actively involved in the development of open-access reagent, instrumentation and information platforms, in partnership with academic and industrial groups. He co-founded the IMAGE Consortium and the Systemoscope International Consortia with Profs Leroy Hood (Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle USA) and Zhu Chen (Center for Systems Biomedicine, Shanghai China) to also tackle related ethical, legal, and social issues with emphasis on interdisciplinarity and public education. He has been the chairman of the HUGO IPR committee. He has participated in or coordinated 11 EU-funded projects, and is currently involved in the steering committees and as leader of bioinformatics and systems biology in the IMI U-BIOPRED consortium on severe asthma, the FP7-Health MeDALL consortium on the mechanisms of allergy, the IMI eTRIKS consortium to provide translational research information and knowledge management services, and the Coordination action CASyM to develop the road map of systems medicine across Europe.
European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine, Lyon, France
European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine (EISBM), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine, CNRS - Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Division of Medicine, University College of London, London, UK
CNRS FRE 3375 Functional Genomics and Systems Biology for Health, Lyon, France
European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
In the role of Faculty Member, Charles Auffray contributes recommendations and reviews to the Physiogenomics Section in the Physiology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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