Dr Philippe Sansonetti is professor and head of the Unité de Pathogénie Microbienne Moléculaire at the Pasteur Institute of Paris and chair of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Collège de France. Professor Sansonetti qualified in medicine from the University of Paris in 1979. Following clinical work in France, he established his research career at Institut Pasteur in cellular microbiology and the pathogenesis of enteric infections, particularly Shigella, including vaccine development, and more recently the molecular cross-talks between microbiota and gut epithelium. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the Louis Jeantet Prize and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship. He was awarded two successive ERC grants. He is currently Chief Editor of EMBO Molecular Medicine.
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