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© Therese Couderc, Marc Lecuit

Projects

CV

CURRENT POSITION

Deputy Director of the National Reference Center of Listeria and the WHO Collaborating Center of Listeria of the Institut Pasteur

President of the European Committee for Standardization CEN TC463 (Microbiology of the food chain), CEN, Brussels

EDUCATION

1990-1995 M.S. Engineer in Agriculture and Agricultural Technologies, Institut Supérieur Agricole de Beauvais, France

1995 Master in microbiology, technology and management of the food industry, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

1995-1996 Degree in general microbiology, medical bacteriology, tropical microbiology, electron microscopy (Cryotechnics), Institut Pasteur

Paris 2002 Certification of person Expert in food risks / HACCP, CEPR, Niort

2003 Master in Microbiology and Food Hygiene, Institut Pasteur, Lille

2008 Specialization in animal experimentation for level 1 biologist, Lycée Voltaire, Orléans

PAST ACTIVITIES

1996-1997 Scientific. Central Studies and Research Service of the French Army Commissariat (SCERCAT), Central Laboratory Division, Saint-Cloud, France

1997-2000 Academic Research and teaching assistant, Department of applied chemistry and bio-industry, Faculty of agricultural sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

2000-2003 Scientific manager / Laboratory Head, 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 Center and WHO Collaborating Center for Yersinia, Institut Pasteur

2008-2017 On-call Biologist, Emergency Biological Intervention Unit, Institut Pasteur

2014-2017 Scientific coordinator of the European CEN Mandate M381 of DG SANTE / DG GROW on the international validation of 15 reference methods in Microbiology of the food chain (3.120 k €; 150 laboratories; 35 Nations; 15 interlaboratoires studies) May-June

2018 WHO Food Safety Expert, NICD, Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

AWARDS

1996 Brother Jean-Baptiste GAGNE Award, Institut Supérieur Agricole de Beauvais, Beauvais

1996 Professor DE VUYST Award, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

1997-2000 Course in general microbiology, food microbiology, organic and mineral chemistry, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

2000-2003 Deputy director of the education and training department, Institut Pasteur, Lille 2003-2016 Course on foodborne pathogens, Institut Pasteur, Lille

MEMBER OF A SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL BODY AND AN ASSOCIATION

2007-2019 Microbiology / Risk Assessment Expert Division and member of the National BioHazard Expert Committee of the French Food Safety Agency (ANSES)

Member of national (V08B, Afnor, Paris), European (CEN TC275 / WG6, CEN TC463, CEN, Brussels) and international (ISO TC34 / SC9, ISO, Geneva) organizations on microbiology of the food chain, and international (ISO TC212) organization on clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems

Technical assessor (quality management) (food and water microbiology, molecular biology, ISO 17025, ISO 17043) for official French, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss accreditation bodies (COFRAC, BELAC, OLAS, SAS)

Court expert at the Paris Court of Appeal (Headings: Agribusiness / Food quality and safety)

Member of French and American microbiology societies  

SELECTED LIST OF PUBLICATIONS Thomas J, Govender N, McCarthy KM, Erasmus LK, Doyle TJ, Allam M, Ismail A, Ramalwa N, Sekwadi P, Ntshoe G, Shonhiwa A, Essel V, Tau N, Smouse S, Ngomane HM, Disenyeng B, Page NA, Govender NP, Duse AG, Stewart R, Thomas T, Mahoney D, Tourdjman M, Disson O, Thouvenot P, Maury MM, Leclercq A, Lecuit M, Smith AM, Blumberg LH. Outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa Associated with Processed Meat. N Engl J Med. 2020 Feb 13; 382(7):632-643.

Leclercq A, Hardouin G, Lombard B. European and International validation of 15 main reference methods in the microbiology of the food chain. Int J Food Microbiol. 2019 Jan 2;288:1-2.

Leclercq A, Moura A, Vales G, Tessaud-Rita N, Aguilhon C, Lecuit M. Listeria thailandensis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2019 Jan;69(1):74-81.

Charlier C, Perrodeau E, Leclercq A, Cazenave B, Pilmis B, Henry B, Lopes A, Maury MM, Moura A, Goffinet F, Dieye HB, Thouvenot P, Ungeheuer MN, Tourdjman M, Goulet V, de Valk H, Lortholary O, Ravaud P, Lecuit M,  group, M. s. 2017. Clinical features and prognostic factors of listeriosis: the MONALISA national prospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 17(5):510-519.

Moura A, Tourdjman M, Leclercq A, Hamelin E, Laurent E, Fredriksen N, Van Cauteren D, Bracq-Dieye H, Thouvenot P, Vales G, Tessaud-Rita N, Maury MM, Alexandru A, Criscuolo A, Quevillon E, Donguy MP, Enouf V, de Valk H, Brisse S,  Lecuit M. 2017. Real-Time Whole-Genome Sequencing for Surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes, France. Emerg Infect Dis. 23(9):1462-1470.

Moura A, Criscuolo A, Pouseele H, Maury MM, Leclercq A, Tarr C, Björkman JT, Dallman T, Reimer A, Enouf V, Larsonneur E, Carleton H, Bracq-Dieye H, Katz LS, Jones L, Touchon M, Tourdjman M, Walker M, Stroika S, Cantinelli T, Chenal-Francisque V, Kucerova Z, Rocha EP, Nadon C, Grant K, Nielsen EM, Pot B, Gerner-Smidt P, Lecuit M, Brisse S. Whole genome-based population biology and epidemiological surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes. Nat Microbiol. 2016 Oct 10; 2:16185.

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

Guinet, F., E. Carniel, and A. Leclercq. 2011. Transfusion-Transmitted Yersinia enterocolitica Sepsis. Clin Infect Dis 53:583-91.

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