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Jean-Baptiste graduated in animal, food and water and in biology and biotechnology laboratory analysis in 2001, both at Lyon University. During the 10 years he spent on the field for Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization (Africa, Asia, Middle East) implementing and auditing laboratory capacity-building projects in low- and middle-income countries, he developed a particular interest in clinical bacteriology and AMR. In 2011 Jean-Baptiste obtained an MPH in infectious risk management with a specialization on clinical bacteriology at Pasteur Institute School, France, and wrote a thesis on a retrospective study on antibiotic resistance of bacteria responsible for osteo-articular infections among victims of the Iraqi conflict.
After joining MSF headquarters in Paris in 2012 as laboratory advisor, he contributed to the development and implementation of MSF laboratory strengthening strategy for better diagnosis and surveillance of microbial infections and antimicrobial resistance, rapid assessment scheme of laboratory capacities related to the Ebola outbreak, NRBC contingency plan and mitigation measures for MSF staff intervening in conflict zones, he initiated in 2015 the MSF “Mini-lab” concept, allowing the implementation of bacteriology/antimicrobial resistance laboratories in remote settings. He has also participated as a WHO technical expert for the development of the GLASS WHO procedure.
After all these years between laboratory reinforcement, NRBC risk management, R&D, AMR-oriented project and more, Jean-Baptiste is now finalizing his PhD at the National Reference Laboratory on Resistant Bacteria at the University Hospital of Kremlin-Bicêtre, France.
Jean-Baptiste is passionate about astronomy, observing cosmic phenomena, DIY, and enjoys spending his free time making radio-controlled models with his children and spending time in nature.