Born in Lyon in 1961, he was graduated MD in 1990 and PhD in 1996. He is Professor of Virology in the Université de Lyon, head of the Virology lab of the Hospices Civils de Lyon, director of the National Influenza Centre (south France), director of the French National Reference Centre for Enterovirus, and the director of the « VIRPATH» UCBL EA4610 research laboratory. He is a scientific expert for the French Ministry of Health, and has been temporary expert for WHO and ECDC several times.
He has carried out expert evaluations for national (AERES, ANSES, INSERM) and international bodies (NIH, HKU, ECDC and WHO). In 2008, he has been appointed by the DG of WHO Chair of the Advisory Group for pandemic influenza preparedness and response. He takes part in the ECDC ERLI-Net network coordination.
Bruno Lina has been President of the ESCV. He is a member of the scientific committees of the ESV and BioVision, and a board member of ESWI. He is Associate Editor for Journal of Clinical Virology. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles, several book chapters and books. He has been involved in numerous French and International research programs on Influenza.