EORTC Anniversary - Identity


Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future


by C. Chomienne

C. Chomienne

Christine Chomienne is Professor Emeritus in Cell Biology at the Université de Paris, Inserm Research Unit 1131, in France.

She is currently Vice-Chair of the Horizon Europe Cancer Mission Board at the European Commission. She was 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 the past president of the European Haematology Association.

She qualified in medicine at the Université Paris Diderot and received certification for specialised training in Haematology in 1983. She obtained her PhD in 1989. Dr Chomienne has served on many scientific and clinical committees in France and Europe in 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 the University Paris Diderot (23 PhD of all disciplines) and coordinated an ITN Marie Curie FP7 on Cancer Stem Cells. She has recently been involved in patient-parent participation in cancer research and communication, education on personalised medicine.

Dr Chomienne is the 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).