Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980
    Medical degree at the University for Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Previous positions:

  • 1979 – 1981
    Class demonstrator in the Department of Immunology University for Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon. During this period the laboratory work was done under the supervision of Drs Antonio Freitas and Benedita Rocha

  • 1981
    Intern in the Civil Hospitals in Lisbon

  • 1982 – 1983
    Assistant of Immunology in the Department of Immunology, University for Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon

  • 1983 – 1987
    Post-doctoral training at the Genetics Institute in Cologne, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Klaus Rajewsky

  • 1987 – 1991
    Post-doctoral training at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto Canada, under the supervision of Prof Christopher J. Paige

  • 1992 – 1998
    Group leader at the Unité de Biologie Moléculaire du Gène directed by Prof. Philippe Kourilsky, at the Pasteur Institute Paris, France

  • 1994 – 1997
    Tenure position as a research scientist at INSERM (Medical Research Council)

  • 1997 – 2006
    Director of research 2 at INSERM

Present positions:

  • Since 1998
    Head of the Lymphopoiesis unit (previously "Unité du Développement des Lymphocytes") at the Pasteur Institute, Paris

  • Since 2002
    Chef de laboratoire at the Pasteur Institute, Paris

  • Since 2007
    Director of research 1 at INSERM

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Vice-presidente of Commission Nationale ARC "Immunologie, microbiologie, hématopoïèse", since 2012

  • Member of Scientific Council Pasteur Institute, Paris, since 2009

  • Member of Commission Nationale "Immunologie, microbiologie, hématopoïèse" de l'ARC, 2009 – 2011

  • Member of Agence d'Evaluation de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (AERES), 2007 – 2009

  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), since 2000

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