Michel Tibayrenc, MD, PhD, has worked on evolution of infectious diseases for more than 35 years. A director of research emeritus at the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), he is the founder and editor-in-chief of Infection, Genetics and Evolution (Elsevier), with a 2014 impact factor of 3.015, and the founder and principal organizer of the international congresses MEEGID (stands for molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics of infectious diseases). He is the author of more than 200 international papers. He has worked 1 year in Algeria (as a general practicioner), 1 year in French Guiana, 7 years in Bolivia, 5 years in the United States and 3 years in Thailand. He has been the head of the unit of research “genetics and evolution of infectious diseases’” at the IRD research center in Montpellier, France, for 20 years. With his collaborator Jenny Telleria, he is the founder and scientific adviser of the Bolivian Society of Human Genetics (2012). He has won the prize of the Belgian Society of tropical medicine (1985), the medal of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro (2000) for his work on Chagas disease and he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993).
Affiliations and Expertise
Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Laboratory, IRD Center, Montpellier, France