Diario ragionato della pandemia


Fahrenheit 2021

Curriculum vitae di Didier Raoult

foto dal sito techstartups.com

Direttore della “Fondation IHU Méditerranée Infection” (19-21 boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille FRANCE) scaricato on line dal sito dell’IHU (di cui si allega il link)
Aggiornato a novembre 2020

Full professor – Medical Doctor
Speciality : Microbiology, Infectious Diseases
Director of IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseille France
Aix Marseille Université / AP-HM
Born in Dakar, Senegal, on March 13th, 1952
French nationality

Administration and Responsabilities

  • 2013 > Adjunct Associate Professor (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah)
  • 2011 > Creation and management of the Foundation “I.H.U. Méditerranée Infection”, Marseille
  • 2008-2011 Creation and presidency of the Scientific Foundation “Infectiopôle Sud”, Marseille
  • 2002-2003 Adviser for the French Ministry of Health and for the Ministry of Research, on Bioterrorism and Infectious Diseases
  • 2004-2006 President of the NSB4 laboratory scientific committee, in Lyon, France
  • 1994-1999 President of Aix Marseille University, Marseille
  • 1993-1994 President of the National Commission for Medical and Surgical Research, France
  • 1991-1994 Creation and head of the Research Department of Marseille University Hospital
  • 1988-2007 Creation and Head of the WHO Collaborative Center for Rickettsial Diseases
  • 1987-2011 Head of the French National Reference Centre for Rickettsial Diseases – Marseille, France
  • 1984 > Creation and management of the “Unité des Rickettsies” (associated with AMU and since 1992, with CNRS, since 2008 with IRD, since 2012 with INSERM)


Was made “Commandeur de l’Ordre du mérite” (2015) “Officier de la Légion d’honneur” (2011) “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur” (2000) “Chevalier de l’Ordre du mérite” (1995)

25 national and international prizes

2015 Foundation Louis D Prize (Institut de France); 2010 Inserm Grand Prix (for the whole career); 2009 Eloi Collery Prize of the National Academy of Medicine; 2003 Jean Valade Prize of the Foundation for Research; 1997 Piraud Prize of the Medical Foundation of France; 1996 Science and Army French Award; 1986 Prize of Associate Professors, Marseille; 1985 Prix Nourri – Lemarié (Tropical Medicine), France.

17 international prizes including

2014 Prix Thomas J Marrie- Halifax (Canada); 2012 Medical Grand Round, Annual Shaia Lecture, Virginia (USA); 2010 Price Excellence in Clinical Medicine, Nijmegen (Netherlands); 2009 Khwarizmi International Award (KIA), Tehran (Iran); 2008 Sackler Lecturer Award, University of Tel Aviv (Israel); 2008 J.D. Williams Awards (United Kingdom); 2007 Introduction lecture (American Society of Microbiology) ICAAC, Chicago (USA); 2006 Distinguished lecture at Washington State University, Washington (USA); 2006 Medical Grand Round, Medical School, Standford (USA); 2006 Medical Grand Round, Massachusetts General hospital, Boston (USA); 2005 Medical Grand Round, Hospital of Chicago (USA); 2005 Fred Soper Lecture (American Society for Trop Med Hyg) Washington (USA); 2003 J. Smadel Lecture (Infectious Diseases Society of America), San Diego (USA); 2002 Award of Overseas Sciences, Royal Belgian Tropical Medicine Society (Belgium); 2002 Award of Excellence, European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; 2002 E. Garner King Memorial lecture, Edmonton (Canada); 2000 Pfizer, IDCP Discovery series ;

Synthetic results of research activities

Academic activities

  • 152 PhD supervised
  • More than 200 invitations to international conferences

Editorial Activities in 19 journals

Currently: since 2013 Microbial pathogenesis (Associate Editor); since 1997 Emerging Infectious Diseases (Editorial board); since 1991 European Journal Epidemiology (Associate Editor)

Past : since 2012 Frontiers Microbiology (Editor); since 2008 PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases (Associate Editor); 2008-2016 Clinical Microbiology and Infection (Editor in Chief) ; 2000-2006 Clinical Diagnosis Laboratory and Immunology ; since 2006 APMIS (Editorial Board); since 2005 Lancet (Editorial consultant); 2005-2010 European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ; since 2004 Clinical Infectious Diseases (Editorial Advisory Board); since 2004 Current Immunology Review (Editorial Board); 2003-2010 International Journal of Infectious Diseases ; since 2001 Lancet Infectious Diseases (Editorial Board); 1996-2005 European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; 1995-2006 Journal of Clinical Microbiology; 1992-1999 Acta Virologica;

Translational Research Activities

72 patents

  • Creation of 7 startup: AmiKana.BioLogics (2007), POCRAMé (2013), Gene&GreenTech (2013), Biosqual (2014), Arthrobac (2015), Culture Top (2015), Everimmune (2017).

Scientific publications (source Web of Science)

  • 3,217 referenced publications
    • Books: 29 edited books
      • Book chapters: 190
  • h-index 147
  • 115,720 citations

November 2, 2020

Top papers

  1. Levasseur A, Bekliz M, Chabrière E, Pontarotti P, La Scola B, Raoult D. MIMIVIRE is a defence
    system in mimivirus that confers resistance to virophage. Nature. 2016 ;531(7593):249-52.
  2. Lagier JC, Khelaifia S, Alou MT, Ndongo S, Dione N, Hugon P, Caputo A, Cadoret F, Traore SI,
    Seck EH, Dubourg G, Durand G, Mourembou G, Guilhot E, Togo A, Bellali S, Bachar D, Cassir N,
    Bittar F, Delerce J, Mailhe M, Ricaboni D, Bilen M, Dangui Nieko NP, Dia Badiane NM, Valles C,
    Mouelhi D, Diop K, Million M, Musso D, Abrahão J, Azhar EI, Bibi F, Yasir M, Diallo A, Sokhna C,
    Djossou F, Vitton V, Robert C, Rolain JM, La Scola B, Fournier PE, Levasseur A, Raoult D. Culture
    of previously uncultured members of the human gut microbiota by culturomics. Nat Microbiol.
  3. Million M, Tidjani Alou M, Khelaifia S, Bachar D, Lagier JC, Dione N, Brah S, Hugon P, Lombard V,
    Armougom F, Fromonot J, Robert C, Michelle C, Diallo A, Fabre A, Guieu R, Sokhna C, Henrissat
    B, Parola P, Raoult D. Increased Gut Redox and Depletion of Anaerobic and Methanogenic
    Prokaryotes in Severe Acute Malnutrition. Sci Rep. 2016;6:26051.
  4. Zitvogel L, Ma Y, Raoult D, Kroemer G, Gajewski TF. The microbiome in cancer immunotherapy:
    Diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies. Science. 2018 Mar 23;359(6382):1366-1370.
  5. Lagier JC, Armougom F, Million M, Hugon P, Pagnier I, Robert C, Bittar F, Fournous G, Gimenez G,
    Maraninchi M, Trape JF, Koonin EV, La Scola B, Raoult D. Microbial culturomics: paradigm shift in
    the human gut microbiome study. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012;18(12):1185-93.
  6. Desnues C, La Scola B, Yutin N, Fournous G, Robert C, Azza S, Jardot P, Monteil S, Campocasso
    A, Koonin EV, Raoult D. Provirophages and transpovirons as the diverse mobilome of giant viruses.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109(44):18078-83
  7. Boyer M, Azza S, Barrassi L, Klose T, Campocasso A, Pagnier I, Fournous G, Borg A, Robert C,
    Zhang X, Desnues C, Henrissat B, Rossmann MG, La Scola B, Raoult D. Mimivirus shows dramatic
    genome reduction after intraamoebal culture. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011;108(25):10296-301.
  8. Seng P, Drancourt M, Gouriet F, La Scola B, Fournier PE, Rolain JM, Raoult D. Ongoing revolution
    in bacteriology: routine identification of bacteria by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization timeof-
    flight mass spectrometry. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49(4):543-51.
  9. Boyer M, Yutin N, Pagnier I, Barrassi L, Fournous G, Espinosa L, Robert C, Azza S, Sun S,
    Rossmann MG, Suzan-Monti M, La Scola B, Koonin EV, Raoult D. Giant Marseillevirus highlights
    the role of amoebae as a melting pot in emergence of chimeric microorganisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci
    USA. 2009;106(51):21848-53.
  10. La Scola B, Desnues C, Pagnier I, Robert C, Barrassi L, Fournous G, Merchat M, Suzan-Monti M,
    Forterre P, Koonin E, Raoult D. The virophage as a unique parasite of the giant mimivirus. Nature.
    2008 ;455(7209) :100-4.