Pr. Philippe Kourilsky
Collège de France
Tenured Professor
Philippe Kourilsky is a biologist who graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique.

He has written several books : Les artisans de l’hérédité (1990), La science en partage (1998), Du bon usage du principe de précaution (2001), Le temps de l’altruisme (2009), as well as more than 350 articles published in international scientific journals.
2000 – 2005: He was appointed Director General of the Pasteur Institute and chaired the International network of Pasteur Institutes.
Dr Kourilsky is Professor and Chair of Molecular Immunology at the College de France as well as a member of the French Academy of Sciences. In addition, he has taken on the position as the Chairman of the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN).

1998: Philippe Kourilsky spent most of his career as a member of CNRS (Central National de la Recherche Scientifique) before being elected in 1998 to the College de France where he holds the chair of Molecular Immunology.

1993 – 1996: Philippe Kourilsky was the Director of Research of Pasteur Mérieux Connaught (now Sanofi Pasteur) a leading vaccine company.
The Collège of France


The Collège de France is a higher education and research institution located in Paris, France. It has research laboratories, as well as one of the best research libraries in Europe, with sections focusing on history, humanities, social sciences, chemistry and physics.