Jian-Min Chen is Director of Research at the Etablissement Française du Sang-Bretagne, Brest, France. He obtained his M.D. in 1993 from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing, China and his Ph.D in 2002 from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France. He joined the INSERM team headed by Prof. Claude Férec in 1998 and took up his present position in 2008. He is interested in the genetic basis of chronic pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis as well as the mechanisms of mutagenesis underlying human genetic disease.