Director de la Sección Científica de la Pontificia Academia pro Vita, Roma
Born: 20/6/1941, Oran, Algeria
Studies in Medicine: University of Algiers (Algeria), then of Lyon (France),
Medical doctor: 1970
Speciality in Surgery: 1971, Grenoble, France
Research Fellow, then research associate, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Md, USA), 1972-1975,
Research associate: 1975 1980, Harvard University, Faculty of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (USA).
Research Associate: Yale Medical School, 1980 1981 (Connecticut).
Studies of theology-philosophy: Institut Catholique, Lyon, 1982-1985 Licence of Philosophy, Lyon University, 1985.
Licence of Moral Theology, Gregorian University, Rome, 1989
Master 1 History, Lyon University, 1997.
Doctoral thesis on moral theology, John Paul II Institute, Rome, 2008 Master 2 History-Archeology, Paris Sorbonne IV, 2010
Ordained as a priest: Diocese of Grenoble, France, 1985
Official, Pontifical Council for the Family, Rome, 1993-2003
Official, Director of the Scientific section, Pontifical Academy for Life, Rome, 2003 to present.