UNIVERSITY DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS

  • Faculty of Medicine, Paris.
  • Doctoral thesis accepted, June 1951.
  • Faculty of Sciences, Paris.
  • Diploma in Genetics, 1954.
  • Diploma in Biochemistry, 1955.
  • Doctoral thesis in Natural Science accepted, 1960.
  • Professor of Fundamental Genetics, 1964.
  • Faculty of Medicine at the Necker Children’s Hospital.

APPOINTMENTS TO HOSPITALS

  • Hospital Biologist. Director of the Children’s Hospital.
  • Head of Laboratory and Chief Consultant in Fundamental Genetics, 1964.

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS [at the CNRS]

 [CNRS = National Centre for Scientific Research]
  • Senior Research Worker - 1959-1962
  • Director of Research - 1963-1964
  • Member of the Experimental Pathology Commission.
  • Experimental Pharmaco-dynamics and Therapeutics (1960-1968).
  • Member of the Consultative Committee for Scientific and Technical Research (1965-1968).
  • Member from 1969 of the Scientific Counsel of INSERM [National Institute for Scientific and Medical Research]
  • Member of the Scientific Counsel of the French Medical Research Foundation (1965-1969).
  • Member of the Scientific Counsel of the Institut Pasteur (1967-1968).
  • Executive Director of the Institute for Prenatal Medicine, 1968.

 

INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

Expert in Human Genetics (since 1962).

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION

Elected member (1963) of Committee 1 (Effects of radiation).

UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION

French expert for the Scientific Committee of UNO on the effects of atomic radiation (Genetics Section), since 1957.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Rose-Fitzgerald-Kennedy Foundation, New York. Member of the Scientific Counsel of the Institute of Bio-ethics, Georgetown University, Washington.
Foreign expert with the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 1966 and 1971.

TEACHING

  • Courses on Human Genetics:
    Faculty of Medicine at the Necker Children’s Hospital.
  • Certificate in Cytogenetics:
    3rd Course Certificate in preparation for research in Human Chromosome Pathology.
  • Training Research Workers:
    Long-term instruction for those specializing in research for chromosomic analysis. This involved more than 300 colleagues, 200 of them foreigners. About thirty countries were represented from 1960 onwards.

Professional Bodies

  • French Therapeutical Society (1957)
  • International Biometrical Society (French section) (1958)
  • Belgian Royal Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Corresponding Member) (1962)
  • American Society of Human Genetics (1962)
  • French Society of Genetics (1964)
  • World Federation of Neurology (Corresponding Member) (1965).
  • Société de Biologie (1970)
  • Société Française de Biologie Clinique (1972)
  • Japanese Genetical Society (1981)
  • Austrian Society of Pediatricians (Honorary Member) (1982)

 

Distinctions

  • Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (London) (1964)
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Boston) (1968)
  • Member of the Pontifical Academy of Science (Rome) (1974)
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Science of Sweden (Stockholm) (1978)
  • Member of the National Academy of Medicine (Buenos Aires) (1981)
  • Member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (Paris) (1981)
  • Member of the National Academy ‘dei Lincei’* (Rome)(1982) (* founded in 1603)
  • Member of the National Academy of Medicine (Paris) (1983)
  • Member of the Academy of Cordoba (1986)
  • Medal of Liège University (1957)
  • The Jean Toy Prize, Académie des Sciences de Paris
  • Silver Medal for Scientific Research (1961).
  • Prix Essec (Paris) (1961)
  • The Kennedy Prize (Washington) (1962)
  • The Cognacq-Jay Prize, Paris Academy of Science (1963)
  • The ‘Znanie’ Diploma (Moscow) (1968)
  • The William Allen Memorial Award (San Francisco) (1969)
  • Grand Prix Scientifique de la Ville de Paris (1971)
  • The Antonio Feltrinelli Prize, Accademia Nazionale’dei Lincei’ (Rome) (1984)
  • The Reno Cancer Research Prize (USA) (1985)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Düsseldorf (1973)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Navarra (1974)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Buenos Aires (1981)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Puebla (1986)
  • Honorary Professor of Santiago University, Chile (1981)
  • Officer of the National Order of Merit (1964)
  • Chevalier des Palmes Académiques (1976)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Pontifical University of Chile (1991)
  • The Leopold Griffuel Prize for Cancer Research (1993)
  • 1st Président of the Pontifical Academy for Life (1994)

Scientific Missions and Testimony given

  • to the Committee of the French National Assembly (Paris) (1973)
  • to the Royal Commission of New Zealand (Auckland) (1975)
  • to the American Senate Commission for the separation of powers, in Washington(1976 and 1981)
  • to the Austrian Parliamentary Commission on population (Vienna) (1976)
  • to the Soviet Head of State (at the time, Brezhnev) (Moscow) (1981)
  • to the Soviet Head of State (at the time, Chernenko) (Moscow) (1984)