Licence s Sciences, University Neuchâtel, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Swiss Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne, 1966.
Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1967-1969; researcher, Pharmaceuticals Research, Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Basel, Switzerland, 1970-1996; pharmaceutical researcher, Novartis Pharma Ltd., Basel, since 1997.
Member American Society for Microbiology, International Society for Interferon Research, Swiss Society for Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, International Cytokine Society, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Laure Gabrielle Cuendet, October 23, 1976. Children: Anne-Pascale, Cyril André, Aurèle Timothée, Florence Séverine.