Trained as a Paediatric Oncologist, he got his PhD in Pharmacology. He is Professor of Oncology in University Paris-Sud and head of Clinical Research at Gustave Roussy, a large comprehensive cancer center in France. For the last 20 years, he has dedicated his research, clinical and training activities to the development of new drugs for children and adolescents with cancer. He is former President of SIOPE, the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (https://www.siope.eu) and currently President of the EU academic Consortium for Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer (http://www.itcc-consortium.org). He is chairing the ACCELERATE mutlistakeholder platform (www.accelerate-platform.eu) to speed up innovation in paediatric oncology. Author of more than 215 publications, he is member of several Scientific Councils.