Prof. Danos is a Research Director at the CNRS. He completed his PhD studies in Virology and Molecular Biology at the Pasteur Institute. With Dr. Richard Mulligan at the Whitehead Institute, he developed retroviral vectors for gene transfer.
At the Pasteur Institute in 1989, he directed the laboratory of “Retrovirus et Transfert Génétique”. He was the Scientific Director of Généthon between 1998 and 2005. He is a member of the INSERM U781 at the “Necker Enfants Malades Hospital” (Paris) and the Director of Gene Therapy Consortium at UCL (London). He sits on several international peer review and expert committees on gene therapy and virology, and has authored over 200 publications in these fields. He is a founding member of the European Society of Gene Therapy (ESGT) and was elected as its president in 1996. Prof. Danos has also served as Senior Scientific Director of Somatix Therapy Corporation.