Professor of Hepatology, University of Paris, Paris, France Patrick Marcellin is Professor of Hepatology at the University of Paris and Head of the Viral Hepatitis Research Unit in Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy. He earned his medical degree from the University of Paris and undertook postgraduate training in both internal medicine and gastroenterology-hepatology at the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris. Professor Marcellin completed research fellowships in immunology (College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, New York City, USA) and virology (Institut Pasteur, Paris). He also holds a PhD in virology. Since 1984, he has been actively involved in laboratory and clinical research on viral hepatitis and liver diseases. His major focus has been on viral hepatitis therapy, and as such he has been the principal investigator on initial trials of first interferons and antivirals and on several pivotal studies investigating therapies for chronic hepatitis B and C. Professor Marcellin was a member of the Scientific Committee of EASL and organised the EASL Consensus Conference on Hepatitis C in 1999 and the EASL Consensus Conference on Hepatitis B in 2002. He was the Chairman of the panel on the 2009 EASL hepatitis B guidelines. He is the President of APHC that has organised the Annual Paris Hepatitis Conference for the last 10 years.
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