Philippe Bourin was born in Roye, France, in 1956. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Bordeaux in 1981 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté in 2001. After 4 years working as a Medical Officer in the French navy, from 1982 to 1986, he had begun his scientific career at the Centre de Transfusion Sanguine des Armées in Clamart, France. During the 16 years, he had spent in this institution, he had studied chronobiological rhythms and their alteration in AIDS patients, the circulating hematopoietic stem cells in steady state and finally the mesenchymal stem cells. In 2002, He had moved to the Etablissement Français du Sang Pyrénées-Méditerranée, where he became the head of the cell engineering unit (2004). Beside the routine job of processing hematopoietic stem cell grafts, he has developed a R&D laboratory that study mesenchymal stromal cells, their role in the microenvironment in hemopathies (Myeloma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia), and their production for clinical trials.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010