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Gilles Salles Chair

Gilles Salles Chair

Professor Gilles Salles, the Chair of the Lymphoma Hub, is the Head of the Hematology Department of the  Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, FR, and lecturer at the  Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, FR.

After training in Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud and a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School ( Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, US), Prof. Salles has been working in the field of lymphoma clinical research with the following specific interests:

  • Identification and validation of new prognostic factors for lymphoma
  • Clinical trials, especially in follicular lymphoma patients (serving, amongst others, as the Principal Investigator of the largest academically randomized clinical trial in patients with follicular lymphoma — PRIMA)
  • Development of novel drugs, and preclinical research

He is Head of the research team “Experimental and Clinical Models of Lymphomagenesis”, affiliated with the Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon , FR (INSERM1052 CNRS5286 Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Hospices Civils de Lyon) that examines several aspects of lymphoma biology (role of antigen receptors on T and B cells in lymphoma, metabolism and lymphoma, biology of indolent lymphoma, inherited genetics, and lymphoma).

Positions of responsibility/awards:

  • Deputy Editor (Lymphoma) of  Haematologica  (2001–2003)
  • Chair of the Leukaemia Committee of the " Fondation de France" (2005–2007)
  • Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the European Hematology Association ( EHA) for its 13 th Annual Congress (2008)
  • Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at  Faculté de Médecine et de Maïeutique Lyon-Sud Charles Mérieux, Université Lyon 1
  • Chair of the Clinical Hematology Department at  Hospices Civils de Lyon (Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud)
  • Chair of the research team "Experimental and Clinical Models of Lymphomagenesis" in the Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon ­­­­­­­­­­­­­(INSERM1052 CNRS5286 Centre Léon Bérard, Université Claude Bernard, Hospices Civils de Lyon)
  • Chair of LYSA ( The Lymphoma Study Association)
  • Vice-president for research at the Board of Directors of Hospices Civils de Lyon
  • Deputy of the Fédérations hospitalo-universitaires dédiées à l’oncohématologie (FHU DIPOHL)
  • Chair of the Board of the Carnot Institute  CALYM
  • Chair of the Lymphoma Hub
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