Alain Fischer

Alain Fischer is an internationally-recognized expert in the genetics of immunological disorders, primarily immunodeficiency diseases, and the development of the lymphoid system. In 2000 he was the first to obtain clinical success with gene therapy for the treatment of children affected by SCID disease (“bubble babies”) for which he was awarded the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2001), the INSERM “Grand Prix” (2008) and the Japan Prize in 2015. He is the author of more than 600  publications and until 2016 was the Head of the Imagine Institute where he still contributes actively to fundamental and clinical research.

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