Jacques is an international leading authority in the fields of CD4 biology and HIV infection. He has published more that 250 scientific articles and identified the molecular mechanism leading to CD4 anergy in HIV infected patients. Before co-founding Diaccurate, Jacques was Professor and Head of the human immunology department at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and hospital practitioner at the Necker-Pasteur center for infectious diseases. He was also Chairman of the INSERM immunology commission, Director of the Pasteur Institute in Lyon and Scientific Advisor of the World Health Organization (vaccine program) and Sanofi (cytokines and immunotherapy program).
A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Bordeaux, Jacques trained as immunologist and virologist at the Pasteur Institute. He received his PhD in the molecular biology department of Jacques Monod and François Jacob, 1965 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology and conducted its post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School with Baruj Benaceeraf, 1981 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology. Jacques is corresponding member of the French National Academy of Medicine.