Francois Jean

About Me

Dr. François JEAN is a tenured associate professor in the field of molecular virology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Microbiology and Immunology. François has been leading major international research initiatives funded by CIHR and NCE, including a project grant from CIHR on Zika virus and a NCE Canada-India team grant for developing novel diagnostic technology for detecting emerging and re-emerging viruses  ( François has won several prestigious scholarly awards including a 5-year new investigator award (2000-05) from CIHR/Health Canada, a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career UBC Award (2001), the Fisher Scientific Award from the Canadian Society for Microbiologists (2003), and the UBC Faculty of Science Service Award (2010) in recognition of his leadership role in establishing the Facility for Infectious Disease and Epidemic Research (FINDER) at UBC. 


François is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology (UJEMI) PEARLS at UBC: “The short educational scientific articles published in UJEMI PEARLS will represent a unique online resource for learning and teaching viral diseases to undergraduate students at UBC, in Canada, and around the world”. François was also the Founder and scientific advisor of Rising Stars of Research, National Undergraduate Science Research Poster Competition. Rising Stars of Research was an undergraduate research event that was held each summer (2008-2010) to bring together top undergraduate researchers in science and engineering from across Canada, to showcase their research accomplishments and explore their passion for innovation.



Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Scientific Director, Facility for Infectious Disease and Epidemic Research (FINDER) (2008-2016)
Team Leader, NCE IC-IMPACTS Grant in Next Generation Molecular Diagnostics for Emerging Viral Diseases (2014-2017)


Contact Info


Office Telephone: 604-822-0256
Lab Telephone: 604-822-0036

Address: Room 3359, Life Sciences Building