Pr Patrick Berche will take over as President of the Institut Pasteur in Lille in July 1st, 2014 after formal appointment on January 10th, 2014.
Patrick Berche holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Descartes, his mandate will end on June 30th, 2014. He will be in charge of the Institut Pasteur’s Scientific Director in Lille from January to June 2014.
Medical doctor and expert researcher in microbiology, Patrick Berche has been a member of the INSERM‘s scientific committee specialized on the infectious diseases. He chaired the Committee of the National Reference Centers of Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVs) from 2006 to 2011.
Patrick Berche has made many humanitarian missions and in particular he established and piloted from 1992 to 2000 the project against infantile diarrhea and cholera in South America.