Faculté de Médecine
Unité des Rickettsies
Center for Rickettsial Reference and Research
CNRS UPRESA 6020
27, Boulevard Jean
13385 MARSEILLE CEDEX
Tel : (33)
Fax : (33)
E-MAIL : Didier.Raoult@medecine.univ-mrs.fr
Didier Raoult, M.D., Ph.D. is a graduate of Marseille Medical
School and performed internal medicien and infectious disease specialty training
there also. He received degrees in bacteriology and virology (1981) and
parasitology (1982). He obtained his Ph.D. in microbiology at Montpellier,
France, in 1985. He is full Professor at Marseille School of Medicine and is
Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory for the University Hospitals.
He is President of the Universite de la Mediterranee in Marseille. He is the
co-founder of the European Study Group of Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, Coxiella (EUWOG)
for which he is the immediate past president. He is also the founder of the
National Rickettsia Reference Center, WHO Collaborative Center, which is the
largest laboratory in the world in the field of Rickettsial diseases. He has
mentored 66 physicians and 13 Ph.D.s in addition to numerous postdoctoral
students from all over the world.
He has authored over 500 scientific papers and has written 60
book chapters in all of the major textbooks of medicine and infectious diseases.
He has edited or authored 11 books in infectious diseases. He participated in
the first isolation of Tropheryma whippeli, Rickettsia africae, R.
mongolotimonae and R. felis and has described several new Rickettsial diseases.