John Bell will be guest speaker at the Journée Phare 2019

The organizing committee for the Journée Phare is very happy to announce that John Bell has agreed to be a speaker at the 2019 Phare Day!


Pr John Bell

Departments of medicine and biochemistry, microbiology & immunology,

University of Ottawa






John Bell is a professor in the departments of medicine and biochemistry, microbiology & immunology at the University of Ottawa and a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Over the course of the last 30 years, his laboratory has developed a cutting-edge expertise in the use of viruses as treatments against cancer, leading to more than 200 papers published in high impact journals. He also heads the Canadian Oncolytic Virus Consortium, a Terry Fox funded group from across Canada that is developing virus-based cancer therapeutics and is the director of the Biotherapeutics Program for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. He is the Scientific Director of the National Centre of Excellence for the development of Biotherapeutics for Cancer Therapy and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.