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Professor and Researcher At the Medical Faculty
University Of Lyon In France
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Founder and President
Chief Scientific Officer
Medical Psychology , Pathology , Biological Engineering and Human Biology
The key principal of Hippocampe is Dr. Pierre-Francois Serres.Dr. Serres began his career as a professor and researcher at the medical faculty of the University of Lyon in France.From 1975 and prior to starting Hippocampe , he held various teaching and research positions at French medical universities and biomedical institutes , among them the Institut Pasteur in Lyon , France.Dr. Serres founded Hippocampe in 1990.For further information with respect to the share exchange and Hippocampe , and certain risk factors relating thereto , see the Corporation's Form 8-K dated December 27 , 2000 and Form 8-K/A dated January 30 , 2001 , both of which are incorporated by reference herein , and the Corporation's Preliminary Schedule 14C dated January 31 , 2001.At December 31 , 2000 , the Corporation had no full-time employees.ITEM 2PROPERTIESThe Corporation's office is located on leased premises located in Dublin , Ireland.
The senior management includes Peter McCann, Ph.D., President and CEO, Joseph Mosca, Ph.D., Vice President, Development and Pierre-Francois Serres, Ph.D., Vice President, Research and Founder.
Dr. Serres, VP of Research, was the Founder and President of Hippocampe, SA, a research and development company specializing in human and veterinary medicine that was the precursor to Mymetics Corporation. His professional experience includes positions at institutions such as the Institut Pasteur and the Jules Courmont Hospital. His research over the past 20 years has addressed immunology and organ transplantation, metabolic diseases, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS. Dr. Serres holds degrees in Medical Psychology, Pathology, Biological Engineering and Human Biology from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (INSA) in France.
Dr. Pierre-François Serres, Founder, Head of Exploratory Research, DirectorDr. Pierre-François Serres was the Founder and President of Hippocampe S.A.He has over 25 years experience in laboratory research and development at various French hospitals and academic institutions, including at Institut Pasteur in Lyon.Dr. Serres was the first to postulate and demonstrate the fundamental three-dimensional mimicry between the HIV transmembrane protein gp41 and human IL-2, an observation which is the root of Mymetics' technology.Dr. Serres has also developed several inventions that have been patented in the fields of biology and medicine.Dr. Serres obtained a Doctorate in Human Biology at the Medical University of Lyon.He also graduated in Business Management from the Catholic University of Lyon.
Pierre-Francois Serres Between March 2003 and July 31, 2003, Mr. Rochet, in his capacity as a shareholder of Mymetics, initiated and spearheaded the efforts of a group of nine dissatisfied shareholders representing a majority of shares, which led to the resignation of the former Company directors and officers (with the exception of Dr. Serres) on July 30, 2003.PIERRE-FRANCOIS SERRES Dr. Serres first became our Chief Scientific Officer on February 7, 2002 and has been a Director since March 28, 2001.On May 2, 2003, Dr. Serres' position as Chief Scientific Officer was terminated by the former Board of Directors.As a result of the changes in the Company's Board of July 31, 2003, Dr. Serres was reinstated in his former office of Chief Scientific Officer.
Founded on research by Dr. Pierre-Francois Serres, who has worked at the Institut Pasteur and whose research includes immunology and organ transplantation, metabolic diseases, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, Mymetics is three years out of the clinic and is moving into the pre-clinical stage.