Prof. Jean-Francois Delfraissy is Chairman of the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) in France since January 2017. He is a specialist in HIV and emerging viruses. He was Director of ANRS (France Recherche Nord&sud Sida-hiv Hépatites) and ITMO I3M (Aviesan-Inserm) until the end of 2016. In 2014, he was appointed as inter-ministerial coordinator for the response to the Ebola epidemic in France and Guinea. He was Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Paris Saclay (AP-HP), and Professor at the Paris Saclay University.
Prof. Delfraissy has chaired several international scientific councils on HIV/AIDS as well as a series of international conferences devoted to infectious disease research such as the IAS World Conference in July 2017 in Paris. He has published more than 500 articles in the fields of immunology, internal medicine and HIV infection. He has established close collaborations with the HIV community both in France and in the South. Prof. Delfraissy was appointed Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2010.
In March 2020, Prof. Delfraissy was appointed Chairman of the Scientific Council COVID-19 to give scientific advices to the French President Emmanuel Macron. This committee is multidisciplinary and independent, bringing together 11 scientists and medical doctors.