Sequenom Inc , today announces that Dr Yves Ville has joined the company’s Clinical Advisory Board. Dr Ville is a prominent obstetrician-gynecologist and currently serves as professor and chairman of the department of obstetrics and fetal medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital at the Paris Descartes University.

"I am delighted that Yves has agreed to join our Clinical Advisory Board," said Dr Allan Bombard, chief medical officer at Sequenom. "It’s important to have the highest caliber experts available to help guide our numerous clinical development programs. The unparalleled experience of our Clinical Advisory Board will help ensure that Sequenom has the best clinical development plan possible. The addition of Dr Ville also adds an important international perspective to our Clinical Advisory Board."

Dr Ville received his medical degree from Paris University. He served his internship and Residency in Surgery and in Obstetrics and Gynecology at teaching hospitals located in Paris, and at the Harris Birthright Research Centre, King’s College Hospital in London.

Dr Ville was appointed Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Fetal Medicine Unit at St Georges’ Hospital and Medical School in London in 1996. In 1998 he was made Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Poissy Hospital and Paris-Ouest University. In 2008 he became Chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital, Paris Descartes University.

Dr Ville has published more than 320 papers in peer review literature and has co-authored or co-edited 10 textbooks. Research interests include Prenatal Diagnosis, Fetal Medicine and Surgery, and ultrasound in obstetrics.

Dr Ville serves on the council of the National Agency for Biomedicine as well as on the National Screening Committee in Prenatal Ultrasound. He serves as Associate-Dean for International Affairs at Paris-Descartes Medical School. He is the Director of a Master Degree in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He serves as General Secretary of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, Board Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine.

Source: Sequenom