Philippe Michel holds a PhD and an agrégation in Mathematics, and is an alumnus of École normale supérieure de Cachan. He joined École Centrale de Lyon in 2006 as an Associate Professor within the Department of Mathematics and IT. During his PhD at the University of Paris-Dauphine, he focused on the application of mathematics to biology, and more precisely on the growth of tumorous cell populations. His research activities address the mathematical analysis and the study of the dynamics of equation systems (partial differential equations, stochastic differential equations) used for the modelling of biological processes. He now concentrates on reproduction (in collaboration with INRA Nouzilly and INRIA Rocquencourt) and the immune response (in collaboration with INRIA Rhône-Alpes).