Independent Director

Jean-Pierre KINET


Prof. Jean-Pierre Kinet, M.D., is one of the most prominent immunology experts worldwide, most famous for discovering some of the genes and proteins constituting the immunoglobulin E receptor. These scientific breakthroughs contributed to the introduction of new diagnostic tools and therapies for diseases related to immune system dysregulation. He also is the co-founder and founder of two biotech companies (AB Science and Astarix), and is a board member of several other biotech companies in Europe.

He is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School (Boston – USA). He is also a member of National Institute of Health (NIH) expert panels, and of the medical Board of the American Asthma Foundation in the USA.  Jean-Pierre Kinet is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of UCB Pharma and Managing Partner of iXLife Capital. Jean-Pierre Kinet received his medical degree from the University of Liege (Belgium), and was trained in internal medicine at the Liège University hospital. He has written over 200 publications and holds 10 American and global patents. In 1997, he received the NIH “Inventor Award” and in 2004 the prestigious “NIH Merit Award”. He was decorated in 2000 as a Knight of the National Order of Merit of the French Republic.

M. Jean-Pierre Kinet has been a director since April 6, 2016. His mandate will expire at the annual shareholders’ general meeting of 2019.