Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Scientific Director

Hubert Endtz

Professor Hubert Endtz is the Scientific Director of Fondation Mérieux since October 2013, leading teams at the Emerging Pathogens Laboratory in Lyon (France) and at the Christophe Mérieux Laboratory, part of the Institute of Pathogen Biology at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), in Beijing.

Before joining Fondation Mérieux, Professor Endtz was Head of R&D and deputy Chairman of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, as well as Professor of Tropical Bacteriology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), where he directed the Centre for Food and Waterborne Diseases and the Laboratory Sciences Division until 2012. He chaired a WHO expert group on global campylobacteriosis, which has been a focus of his research.

He continues to be involved with ICDDR,B as an Associate Scientist. He also continues to be in engaged in the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative and to carry on his research and teaching missions as well as the Chair in Tropical Bacteriology at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Professor Endtz holds M.D. and PhD. degrees from Leiden University Medical School in the Netherlands and his post-graduate training includes work in tropical medicine at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 3 in Cairo and at the Mycology Department at Institut Pasteur in Paris. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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