Eric Deconinck was born in Armentières, France, in 1961. He received the M.D. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, in 1990 and 2004, respectively. Since 1990, Deconinck has been a Specialist in hematology and has worked at the Hematology Department of the University Hospital of Besançon, France, and as a Senior Research Associate of the Inserm U645 (graft-host relationship and cellular and gene therapy in transplantation). Presently, he is a Professor of hematology at the University of Franche-Comté and the Head of the Hematology Department in the University Hospital, Besançon, France. He is mainly interested in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (especially in cord blood transplantation) and in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The hematology Department of the University Hospital, Besançon, received in 2008 the JACIE accreditation for allogeneic and autologous transplantations in adults and pediatrics (more than 50 allogeneic transplants per year since 2008). Deconinck was during several years a Leading Member of the SFH and the Secretary of the GOELAMS and the SFGM-TC. He also worked as an Expert for several regulatory French agencies (AFSAPPS, InCa, ABM), and he is a Member of the ASH, the EBMT, and the CIBMTR.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2011