Didier Mazel#


Didier Mazel
Membership Number:5574
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:2021
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Homepage(s):https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/bacterial-genome-plasticity/
ORCID:0000-0001-6482-6002
Twitter:@amazeld
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/didier-mazel-99360b1b/



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Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2020 Deputy Director, for Scientific Assessment, Institut Pasteur
  • Since 2012 Professor, Institut Pasteur
  • 2009 - 2018 Director of the Genomes and Genetics department, Institut Pasteur
  • Since 2004 Head of Bacterial Genome Plasticity Unité, Institut Pasteur
  • 2002 - 2011 Chef de Laboratoire, Institut Pasteur
  • 1998 - 2003 Group leader (« super-integrons and bacterial innovation ») in the Unité de Programmation Moléculaire et Toxicologie Génétique (directed by Pr. Maurice Hofnung).
  • 1996 - 1997 Visiting scientist in the laboratory of Pr Julian Davies, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 1995 - 2001 Chargé de Recherche, Institut Pasteur
  • 1990 - 1994 Assistant, Institut Pasteur
  • 87/11 - 89/12 Fellow of the Roux Foundation (Institut Pasteur)
  • 85/10 - 87/10 PhD Fellow of the French Ministry of Research and Education

Fields of Scholarship
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Molecular evolution
  • Bacterial genome structure and maintenance
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Mobile genetic elements
  • Integrons
  • Site-specific recombination


Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Elected to the European Academy of Microbiology
  • 2016 Laureate of a Louis Pasteur Chair of Excellence
  • 2014 Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
  • 2010 Laureate of the 2010 Pasteur Vallery-Radot award of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
  • 2006 Laureate of the 2006 Jean Pierre Lecocq Prize of the French Academy of Sciences

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