Medicine - Faculty of Sciences - Microbiology Unit, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland


Prof. Patrice Nordmann (b.12/02/60) is currently Head of the Molecular Microbology Unit, Dept Medicine, University of Fribourg (Switzerland) of the Associated French National Reference Center for Antibiotic Resistance and of the INSERM research Unit "Emerging Antibiotic Resistance", University Paris XI, France). He got MD and PhD degrees from Paris University in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. He has been trained also as a postdoctorant in molecular genetics and biochemistry in the US (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and in Switzerland (Biozentrum, University of Basel). He has been the founder of several research units including the latest at the University of Fribourg. He is co-author of more than 600 peer-reviewed publications (ISI Web of Knowledge Microbiology, 2013: 11th /3,135 worldwide) mostly on biochemistry, genetics and epidemiology of emerging antibiotic resistance in Gram negatives. He has been the recipient of several awards including the Medaille Louis Pasteur from the French National Academy of Sciences, Paris 2012 and the Excellence Microbiology and Infectious Diseases award from the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Berlin, 2013. He has taken several patents in Microbiology (rapid diagnostic), some of them leading to product in development. His research focuses now on the emerging resistance traits in Gram negatives (Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii...) from fundamental genetics to applied clinical microbiology