Prof. Gilbert Greub is the current Director of the Institute of Microbiology of the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland). He is also Chef de Service and Head of medical microbiology at the University Hospital of Lausanne. His activities mainly include research, teaching, & diagnostics as a microbiologist, as well as patient care as an infectious diseases specialist.
Born in 1967, he studied medicine at the University of Geneva. Then he did a M.D. degree at the University of Lausanne and a Ph.D. at the University of Aix-Marseille (France). He specialized as FMH in internal medicine, FMH in infectious diseases, and FAMH in microbiology. Since 2004, he is leading the Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, a research center mainly dedicated to the study of chlamydia and chlamydia-related bacteria. Among others, his group recently successfully studied the division of these bacteria (Jacquier et al Nature Communication 2014; Frandi et al Nature Communication 2014; Jacquier et al Biol Chem 2015), identifying possible new future drug targets. His group also developed some ELISA-based diagnostic tests (Lienard et al 2014; Kebbi et al 2012, Greub et al 2009). For all this research, G Greub received several prices including the European ESCMID young investigator award (2006), the Viollier award (2010), the Leenaards award (2011), the Naef Price (2010), and the Fond Carlo - Philanthropia price from Lombard-Odier foundation (2016). Associate Editor in three Journals, he is also the current president of the Swiss Society of Microbiology and the chairman of the International subcommittee for chlamydial taxonomy.
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