Dr. Christine Chomienne

“What we do not understand, we cannot address effectively.”


Dr. Christine Chomienne is Professor of Cellular Biology at the Université de Paris, France.

She is currently vice-chair of the Mission Board Cancer at the European Commission. She was the director of Research and Innovation at the French National Cancer Institute (INCa) and director of the Cancer Institute of France Research Organisations (Inserm & AVIESAN). She is also past president of the European Hematology Association.

She qualified in medicine at the Université Paris Diderot and received certification for specialized training in hematology in 1983. She obtained her PhD in 1989. Dr. Chomienne has served on many scientific and clinical committees in France and Europe on leukaemia, immunology, oncology, and stem cell research. She was head of the Cell Biology Department at the Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, and director of the University Inserm Research Laboratory at the Institut Universitaire d’Hématologie for the last 25 years.

She is committed to education nationally and coordinator of different courses and masters at the University Paris Diderot. She established the Institute of PhD Schools at this university (23 PhDs in all disciplines) and coordinated the ITN Marie Curie FP7 on cancer stem cells. She has recently been involved in communication, education on personalised medicine, and patient/parent participation in cancer research.

Dr. Chomienne is author of more than 270 peer-reviewed publications and has received several scientific (Academia of Science) and French governmental awards (Chevalier et Officier de la Legion d’Honneur).