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Professor - European Institute for Systems Biology & Medicine
Charles Auffray graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Agrégation in Physiology and Biochemistry 1975), Pierre & Marie Curie University of Paris and the Pasteur Institute (State Doctorate in Molecular Immunology and Genetic Engineering 1981).
A Research Director at CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences, he founded the European Institute for Systems Biology & Medicine (EISBM) in December 2010 with headquarters in Lyon supported by the local authorities, the academic and industrial partners of the international competitive cluster Lyonbiopole.
In 2012, he joined the Joliot Curie transdisciplinary laboratory of CNRS and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, hosted by Claude Bernard University.
develops a systems approach to complex diseases, integrating functional genomics, mathematical, physical and computational concepts and tools.
is promoting the development of open-access reagents, instrumentation and information platforms through public-private partnerships, also tacking the related ethical, legal and social issues with emphasis on interdisciplinarity and public education.
He is involved in the U-BIOPRED Consortium (severe asthma), the MeDALL Consortium (mechanisms of allergy), the eTRIKS Consortium (translational research information and knowledge management services), the Coordination Action CASyM to develop the roadmap for implementation of systems medicine across Europe, the SysCLAD Consortium to predict chronic lung allograft dysfunction, and the PREPARE Consortium for preparedness to outbreaks of respiratory infectious diseases .