Director of the ANRS (France Recherche Nord&Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites) since 2005. Director of I3M (Immunology, Inflammation, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology) since 2008. French Interministerial Coordinator of the fight against Ebola (2014-2015) Previously head of the department of internal medicine at the CHU (University Hospital) Paris Sud (AP-HP), Professor Delfraissy demonstrates a long and broad professional experience in infectious diseases and public health.
Among other accomplishments he has presided several scientific committees: Scientific Board Sidaction, Fondation Recherche Médicale, the Experts Committee of the Ministry of Health for the treatment and care of people living with HIV. In addition to his role as faculty member, in his capacity of Professor of immunology and internal medecine, he presided and organized a number of international conferences dedicated to scientific research and he has published more than 500 articles in the domain of immunology, internal medicine, and HIV infection (His Impact factor H from Web of Science 68).
His investment in research led to high-level responsibilities in various research programmes and clinical trials within ANRS (France REcherche Nord & sud Sida-hiv Hépatites). Professor Delfraissy is particularly involved in questions of public health and infectious diseases in resource-limited settings, as a Unaids and WHO expert, Head of the Esther programme in Cambodia and of the clinical research site of the ANRS in Sud-East Asia. He is member of the WHO STACs on HIV Hepatitis, Ebola and ZIKA. Professor Delfraissy is currently Director of the ANRS and of the Institut of Immunology, Inflammation, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology of Inserm-AVIESAN, and President of the committee of biomedical research and public health in Bicètre Hospital (AP-HP).
Since July 2014, he organizes and coordinates the translational research on Ebola by the French research teams within the Aviesan network. On 20 October 2014, Professor Delfraissy was nominated by the Prime Minister as Coordinator of all international and national operations in response to the Ebola epidemic until December 2015. He has been nominated Officer of the National Order of the Légion d’Honneur in 2010. Jean-François Delfraissy chairs in the Strategic Committee of the VRI.