Dr. Frédéric Tangy
Director of Research, French National Centre for Scientific Research
Dr. Tangy is Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, Section de Biologie de la cellule, relation hôte-pathogène et immunologie. He is the head of the Viral Genomics and Vaccination lab at Institut Pasteur, CNRS UMR 3569, Paris, France. Dr. Tangy is a conference co-chair for the 2016 ISV Congress that will be held in Boston, MA, and will also serve as the co-chair for the 2017 ISV Congress. He is one of the ten ISV fellows that were selected in 2015. Dr. Tangy received his PhD in Pharmacology and Dr. Sc. in Microbiology from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (University of Paris VI). He is an internationally renowned scientist, professor, inventor, entrepreneur, and writer and director of TV film documentaries. He has coauthored over 130 publications on vaccines, including measles virus-vectored vaccines, molecular biology and pathogenesis of viruses, innate immunity, and virus host interactions. As an inventor, he holds over 20 patents with the US and the EU Patent and Trademark Office. As an entrepreneur, he is co-founder of Epixis SA, Paris, France, a biotechnology company that develops vaccines based on virus-like particles designed to confer protection against hepatitis C. He also cofounded OncoVita, a start-up company that develops the use of modified measles virus as oncolytic agents. Dr. Tangy will attend the 2016 ISV Annual Congress, and looks forward to discussing his research with Congress attendees.