Prof. Frédéric Laurent
Head of the Institute of Infectious Disease at the Croix-Rousse Hospital
Co-director of the Centre National de Reference des Staphylocoques
Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie
Equipe ”Pathogénèse des infections à staphylocoques”
INSERM U1111 – CNRS UMR5308 – ENS Lyon –
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Prof. Frédéric LAURENT is a Professor of Microbiology at the School of Pharmacy in the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University. He works as a Hospital Practitioner at the bacteriology laboratory of the Croix Rousse Hospital, which is part of Hospices Civils de Lyon.
He holds a specialised graduate diploma in Medical Biology. He wrote his thesis in pharmacology in 1997, and his doctoral thesis in 2000. He was granted a post-doctoral fellowship at St George’s Hospital-University of London, focusing on the use of genetic approaches (DNA microarrays) to understand the pathophysiology of staphylococcal infections.
He is co-principal investigator of the ”Pathogenesis of staphylococcal infections” team within the International Centre for Infectiology Research (CIRI) at the University of Lyon 1, Ecole Normale Supérieur (ENS) of Lyon. He is also in charge of research dedicated to the understanding of the pathophysiology of bone and joint infections (BJI) due to staphylococcus .
He is also co-director of the Centre National de Référence des Staphylocoques (National Staphylococcus Reference Centre), which is the most common pathogen involved in BJI. He has contributed to over 200 publications since 1995, and has written numerous book chapters. He is a member of the executive committee of the European Staphylococcus Study Groups(ESG) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).
He dedicates most of his clinical work and research to BJI and coordinates the tasks related to microbiology at CRIOAc Lyon.