Speakers: Nicolas Boissel
Nicolas Boissel is Head of the Adolescent and Young Adults Unit, Department of Haematology, Saint-Louis Hospital, and Professor of Medicine in University Paris Diderot, Paris, France. After beginning his career as a research fellow at the Pasteur Institute and as an intern at Paris Municipal Hospitals, he became a research fellow at the Department of Immunology at Saint-Louis Hospital in 2002 while completing his MD at the University of Paris VI. Professor Boissel went on to become Assistant Professor at the hospital in 2005 and completed his PhD in Blood Cell Biology in 2007, before taking up his current position in 2010. He is engaged in therapeutics for patients with bone marrow disorders, including acute leukaemia, lymphoma, and aplastic anaemia, with a specific focus on global care of adolescents and young adults. As a member of the French national cooperative groups for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (GRAALL) and acute myeloid leukaemia (ALFA), he is involved in many trials designed to improve outcomes in acute leukaemia patients. His clinical research interests include the role of new oncogenic events and minimal residual disease to stratify therapeutic approaches in acute leukaemia.