CURRENT POSITION Deputy Director, National Reference Centre for Listeria and WHO Collaborating Centre for Listeria, Institut Pasteur Chairman of European Committee for standardization CEN TC275/WG6 (Microbiology of the Food Chain), CEN, Brussels EDUCATION 1990-1995 M.S. in Agricultural and Food technology (Ingenieur en Agriculture), Institut Superieur Agricole de Beauvais, France 1995 Master in Microbiology, Technology and Management of Food and Agricultural Industries, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium 1995-1996 Graduated in General Microbiology, Medical Bacteriology, Tropical Microbiology, Electronic Microscopy (Cryotechniques), Institut Pasteur, Paris 2002 Certificate of personal Options Food risks/Haccp grade Expert, CEPR, Niort 2003 Master of Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Institut Pasteur, Lille 2008 Specialization in Animal experiments for biologist-Level 1, Lycee Voltaire, Orleans PAST ACTIVITY 1996-1997 Scientific. Central Service of Studies and Realizations of Infantry Supply Corps (SCERCAT), Central Laboratory Division, Saint-Cloud, France 1997 -2000 Research and teaching Assistant, Applied Chemistry and Bio-Industry Department, Faculty of Agronomical Sciences, Catholic University at Louvain, Belgium. 2000-2003 Scientific Manager/Head of Laboratory, Department of Food Safety and Microbiology, Institut Pasteur, Lille 2003-2007 Coordinator of the National Surveillance Network for enteropathogenic Yersinia. Institut Pasteur, Yersinia research Unit, National Reference Centre and WHO Collaborating Centre for Yersinia, Institut Pasteur 2008-2017 On-Call Officer-Biologist, Laboratory for Urgent Responses to Biological Threats, Institut Pasteur AWARDS 1996 Frere Jean-Baptiste GAGNE Award,Institut Superieur Agricole de Beauvais, Beauvais 1996 Professor DE VUYST Award, Faculty of Agronomical Sciences, catholic University of Louvain, Belgium TEACHING ACTIVITIES 1997-2000 Courses in General Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Organic and Mineral Chemistry, Faculty of Agronomical Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium 2000-2003 Deputy-manager of Education and training department, Institut Pasteur, Lille Since 2003 Courses on foodborne pathogens, Institut Pasteur, Lille MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL BODY AND ASSOCIATION
- Expert Division Microbiology/Risk assessment and member of National Expert committee BioHazard at French Agency for Food Safety (ANSES)
- Member of national (V08B, Afnor, Paris), European (CEN TC275/WG6, CEN, Brussels) and international (ISO TC34/SC9, ISO, Geneva) standardization bodies on microbiology of the food chain
- Technical (/Quality Management) Assessor (Food and water microbiology, Molecular Biology, ISO 17025, ISO 17043) for French, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland accreditation official bodies (COFRAC, BELAC, OLAS, SAS)
- Member of French and American society for Microbiology
SELECTED LIST OF PUBLICATIONS Leclercq, A., C. Charlier, and M. Lecuit. 2014. Global burden of listeriosis: the tip of the iceberg. Lancet Infect Dis. 09/2014; DOI:10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70903-X Charlier, C., A. Leclercq, B. Cazenave, N. Desplaces, L. Travier, T. Cantinelli, O. Lortholary, V. Goulet, A. Le Monnier, and M. Lecuit. 2012. Listeria monocytogenes-Associated Joint and Bone Infections: A Study of 43 Consecutive Cases. Clin Infect Dis 54:240-8. Guinet, F., E. Carniel, and A. Leclercq. 2011. Transfusion-Transmitted Yersinia enterocolitica Sepsis. Clin Infect Dis 53:583-91. Leclercq A, Chenal-Francisque V, Dieye H, Cantinelli T, Drali R, Brisse S, Lecuit M. 2011. Characterization of the novel Listeria monocytogenes PCR serogrouping profile IVb-v1. Int J Food Microbiol 147:74-7. Leclercq A, D. Clermont, C. Bizet, P. A. Grimont, A. Le Fleche-Mateos, S. M. Roche, C. Buchrieser, V. Cadet-Daniel, A. Le Monnier, M. Lecuit, and F. Allerberger. 2010. Listeria rocourtiae sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:2210-4.