Anne Cambon-Thomsen is a French medical doctor specialised in human immunogenetics and health ethics, now Emeritus Research Director at CNRS, in an epidemiology and public health unit of Inserm and University Toulouse III. She published on human population genetics, transplantation immunogenetics, autoimmunity, biobanks, societal, ethical and policy aspects of genomics and biotechnologies. She is presently member of the European Group on Ethics of Science and New Technologies and a co-leader of the Ethics, regulatory and societal implications” working group of the French plan for genomic medicine 2025. She is also member of the international data policy committee of CODATA - the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (ISC) -, the governing board of EuroScience, the Directoire of MURS (Universal Movement for Scientific Responsibility) ; she is an ambassador of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) where she co-leads the interest group SHARC (Sharing Reward and Credit) ans the founder of the BRIF concept (Bioresource research impact framework); she has a strong record of past activities in ethics and scientific bodies ; she previously directed two research Units on human immunogenetics and on population genetics, a research team on genomics and public health and a societal platform and was the first co-director-coordinator the Common Service ELSI (Ethical, legal and societal implications) of BBMRI-ERIC, the European infrastructure on biobanking and biomolecular resources. She has a large experience of European and international projects.
Techniques of cell biology, immunology, immunogenetics and molecular biology; cell cultures for use in experimental and clinical research; management of biobanks of cells and tissues. Validation of analytical testing; good laboratory practices (GLP), good manufacturing practices (GMP); management pharmaceutical cell therapy units , release of pharmaceutical products for cell therapy; biological databases.
Executive manager of the institutional Biological Resource Centre. Member of the Governance Committee and Project manager of the Italian Node of BBMRI-ERIC, responsible of the Quality common service of the Node.
Member of the European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) Board. Chair of the subgroup “Parameters” of the international working group “BioResource Impact Factor”. Member of ICLAC (International Committee for Cell Line Authentication. Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Telethon Genetic Biobank Network. Delegate of the Italian Minister of Research at the OECD Task Force on BRCs (2001 – 2006). Compilation of the OECD Best Practice Guidelines for Biological Resource centres (2007).
Qualified person for the production of cells for therapy, nominated by the Italian Agenzia del Farmaco (decree N. AIDT – 9/2004, L. 178/91) 2004.
Director of the Publishing Unit of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the National Institute of Health in Italy (www.iss.it)
Interests and activities
Active supporter of science communication, open science, health information literacy, and gender equity in research.
She promotes and carries on multidisciplinary research, cooperation and training for public health, mainly focused on communication, dissemination and use of health care information addressed to different targets in Europe, Latin America, Africa.
She takes part and organizes conferences, workshops, exhibitions, science festivals and training courses on general and specific health-related issues addressed to both researchers and the general public, including students.
Main projects: Coordinator of the EU FP7 Project NECOBELAC (www.necobelac.eu, 2009-2012), a network of academic and research institutions in Europe and Latin America involved in research and training in scientific writing and open access publishing. Member of the Italian task force of the FP7 MedOAnet project (www.medoanet.eu, 2001-2013) in support of Open Access policies in Southern Europe; responsible of the Dissemination Unit of the Progetto Nazionale Amianto (National Asbestos Project) financed by the Italian Ministry of Health (2013-2014); responsible for training in communication within the CASA project in Ethiopia (2014 ongoing); responsible for projects of historical heritage in public health (history of public health; preservation of scientific instruments, oral memories, pictures).
Memberships: Council member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE, http://www.ease.org.uk/), and co-chair of the EASE Gendre Policy Committee; country representative of HIFA2015 (Health Information for all by the year 2015 http://www.hifa2015.org/); member of the European Association of Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL www.eahil.eu); the Associazione Italiana Biblioteche (Italian Library Association, AIB www.aib.it); AISA (Italian Association for the Promotion of Open Science http://bfp.sp.unipi.it/aisa/about-aisa/.).
Editorial boards: Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Eurosurveillance, European Science Editing, Open Journal of Bioresources, Revista CONAMED, Rare journal, Notiziario dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, I beni storico scientifici dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Dispense per la Scuola, Rapporti ISTISAN, Istisan Congressi.
Publications: A selected list is available from:
Inserm - Paris Descartes University, Paris, France, France
my interests lie in molecular mechanisms underlying human inherited diseases, especially lysosomal disorders and white matter disorders, as well as in biobanking regulations and certification criteria. I am a member of the European Working Group on Gaucher Disease, the European Study Group on Lysosomal Disease, the Italian Society of Human Genetics and the Italian Society of Metabolic Disorders.
Certified Medical Doctor at National University of Rosario-1986
Certified Hematologist at the National Academy of Medicine of Buenos Aires-1996
CEO Biobank at University of Buenos Aires from 2007 to 2014
At Present Biobank Consulting & Advisor at University of Buenos Aires
Advisory Board at ISBER Science Policy Committee
Membership at ISBER REWG
GA4GH Individual Membership-Accountability Policy Task Team Membership for GA4GH-
P3G Consortium Individual Membership.
P3G Consortium-IPAC-IAB Membership