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Genethon, member of the Biotherapies Institute for Rare Diseases

With its Biotherapies Institute for rare diseases, AFM wants to decompartmentalize research.

Genethon, sponsor of the ESGCT and SFTCG collaborative Congress 2012

Genethon is pleased to sponsor the ESGCT 20th Anniversary Congress in collaboration with SFTCG (French Society of Cell and Gene Therapy), which will take place in Versailles from October 26th to 29th 2012 and will gather almost the best of world specialists in the field. Several scientists from Genethon will contribute to the various sessions, both in their … [Read more]

Genethon Lecture Series: 2012, September 14th

 Friday September 14th,2012: « Therapeutic applications of integrase-deficient lentiviral vectors » Dr Rafael J. Yanez-Munoz, Senior Lecturer in Genetics, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway – University of London

Les Echos

Alain Schwenck named Director of the Genethon bioproduction site, “Genethon BioProd”.

Europe’s drugs regulator has for the first time recommended a gene therapy for approval

A gene therapy medicine was backed for the first time by the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). In the prestigious British review Nature, Fulvio Mavilio, Scientific Director of Genethon, is delighted about this news which is an encouragement, for Genethons projects and for the Gene Therapy area as a … [Read more]

Summary of activities 2011 Genethon

Genethon publishes its Summary of activities 2011. You will find the scientific milestones, skills, funding sources, key figures, and a reminder of mission and governance of Genethon.  To access the document (PDF in FRENCH – 3 pages – 773 Ko)


Portrait of a young research engineer working in gene therapy at Genethon

Genethon Lecture Series: 2012, June 18th

 Monday June 18th, 2012: « New AAV gene therapy strategies for spinal muscular atrophy » Doctor Martine Barkats (Chercheur CR1 Inserm, Chef de groupe “Transfert de gène dans le système nerveux central et maladies du motoneurone”, Institut de Myologie)

Genethon Lecture Series: 2012, June 12th

 Tuesday June 12th, 2012: «The promises and challenges of gene therapy based strategies for inherited retinal diseases» Doctor Enrico Maria Surace, D.V.M. (TIGEM, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Napoli, Italy)

Genethon Lecture Series: 2012, March 12th

 Wednesday March 12th, 2012 : “Lentiviral vectors as vaccinnes” Professor Mary Collins (Faculty of Life Sciences, University College London, UK)