Dr. Laurent Abel University Paris Descartes and Inserm, France1 Talk
Laurent Abel is Director of Research at INSERM. He received his MD from the University of Paris Descartes in 1988 and his PhD in genetic epidemiology from the University of Paris Sud in 1993. In 2000, he co-founded with Jean-Laurent Casanova the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases (University... read moreParis Descartes/INSERM Unit 550) at the Necker Medical School, and has co-directed it with him since then. In 2009, he was appointed as a visiting professor at The Rockefeller University of New York. He is studying the human genetics of infectious diseases, with the goal of identifying the main human susceptibility/resistance genes controlling the response to infection by various microbes (in particular, mycobacteria and oncogenic viruses), and the development of the associated infectious diseases.