Patrice Courvalin#

Email:patrice.courvalin 'at' pasteur.fr
Membership Number:4623
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:pcourvalin
Elected:2017
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Present and Previous Positions

  • 2015 - present Emeritus Professor, Department of Microbiology, Institut Pasteur
  • 1983 - 2015 Head of the Antibacterial Agents Unit, Institut Pasteur
  • 1983 - 2011 Director of the National Reference Center for Resistance to Antibiotics
  • 1991 - 1994 Visiting Prof., Dept. of Biology, Univ. California, San Diego, USA
  • 1989 - 1990 Visiting Prof., Prof. D.R. Helinski, Center for Molecular Genetics, Univ. California, San Diego
  • 1978 - 1983 Laboratory of Biochemistry, Prof. Y.A. Chabbert, Dept. of Bacteriology, Institut Pasteur
  • 1973 - 1974 Oncogenic Viruses Unit, Prof. F. Cuzin, Dept of Molecular Biology, Institut Pasteur
  • 1974 - 1977 Research Associate, Prof. J.E. Davies, Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • 1970 - 1972 Medical Bacteriology Unit, Prof. Y.A. Chabbert, Dept of Bacteriology, Institut Pasteur

Fields of Scholarship

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Infectious diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 1974 Paris School of Medicine Award
  • 1994 Louis Garrod Award of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • 1995 Hamao Umezawa Award of the International Society for Chemotherapy
  • 1997 Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Biomedical Research Grant in Infectious Diseases
  • 1997 Hoechst Marion Roussel Award of the American Society for Microbiology
  • 2001 ESCMID Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • 2004 Grand Prix of the French National Academy of Sciences.
  • 2007 Jean Valade Award of the Fondation de France.
  • 2012 BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology of the American Society for Microbiology.
  • 2013 Gold Medal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • 2016 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award
  • 1997 Elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology
  • 1997 Elected member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
  • 2001 Honorary Member of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials
  • 2009 Elected member of the French National Academy of Technologies
  • 2009 Elected member of the European Academy of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • 2015 Elected member of the European Academy for Microbiology
  • 2002 Doctor Honoris Causa, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.
  • 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa, Technical University of Denmark.
  • 2013 Docteur Honoris Causa, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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