Francois Vandenesch
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  • Phone : +33 478778657
  • Location : Lyon, France
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Francois Vandenesch MD, PhD Microbiology

Course and current status


- 04/1995: Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches. University of Lyon

- 06/1993: PhD thesis, University of Lyon

- 12/1988: Doctorate (Dr. med.) at Faculty of Medicine, University of Lyon


-Since Sept 1996:

- Professor at the University of Lyon Medical School 

- Hospital Practitioner at the Hopitaux de Lyon

Scientific, medical and teaching responsabilities

- Deputy Director of the CIRI, INSERM U1111, CNRS UMR5308, University of Lyon, ENS Lyon, France (since jan 2012)

- Director of the team “staphylococcal pathogenesis” INSERM U111, Domaine de la Buire (since jan 2002)

- Director of the National Reference Center for Staphylococci (since 1996)

- Chief of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Centre de Biology Est (since sept 1996)

- Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine Lyon Est (since sept 1996)

- Member of the Commission Médicale d’Etablissment, Hospices cvils de Lyon (since dec 2011)

- Member of the executive committee, FINOVI foundation (since dec 2011)

- Editor: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (since Aug 2011)

Scientific summary

By leading both a large clinical microbiology laboratory, the National Reference Center for Staphylococci and the INSERM research team “Staphylococcal pathogenesis”, my research is strongly oriented towards the epidemiology and mechanistics of bacterial infections –with special emphasis on staphylococci- and the potential implication of our research for diagnostic tools, or for prophylactic and/or therapeutic development. The National Reference Centre for Staphylococci provides the opportunity to trace new presentations of staphylococcal diseases as well as epidemic phenomena at their beginning. Overall this situation provides a very favourable environment for translational research.

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