The scientific board is composed of renowned French and international medical doctors and scientists. It defines the main scientific orientations and the modalities of implementation of the annual research program. It is appointed by the Board of Directors for 4 years. It meets twice a year.
President : Pr. Jacques BECKMANN, Genetics and Clinical Bioinformatics, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
The Foundation’s Thematic Committees are composed of members of the Scientific Council and external experts. They meet to assess and select the projects submitted to the Foundation’s calls for proposals.
The project selection process is demanding because only the most promising research projects are selected on the basis of criteria of scientific excellence. Depending on the topics, the selection of projects is carried out in one step (evaluation on the entire proposal) or in two steps (preselection on a letter of intent and then evaluation on the entire proposal), according to the schedule of calls for projects established with the scientific board.