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Méditerranée Infection’s running is governed by three bodies.

The Board of Directors

It is composed of 19 members who represent in a balanced manner the different members and supports of the Foundation:

  • 7 members as founders: Aix-Marseilles University, AP-HM, 3 research structures (CNRS, IRD and INSERM), a public institution (EFS), and a private institution (the Institut Mérieux)
  • 2 elected members, representatives of teachers, researchers and teacher-researchers
  • 10 Qualified Personalities, chosen by the founding members for their expertise in the Foundation’s sectors. These include representatives of partner members of the IHU

The foundation is chaired by Doctor Yolande Obadia and directed by Professor Didier Raoult, department head of the laboratory of bacteriology and virology of La Timone Hospital in Marseilles. The Treasurer is Mr Jean-Jacques Romatet.



The Steering Committee

This organ is a scientific strategy committee, chaired by the President and the Director of the Foundation.

Its members are appointed by the Board of Directors upon proposal of the founders after consultation with department heads and founders of Méditerranée Infection.

It is held every week in the context of implementation of the Foundation.



The Scientific Council

It is consulted on the Foundation's major scientific orientations and annual action program before these are submitted for approval to the Board of Directors, and on any other matter referred to it by the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

It assesses the impact of the actions that are being led, the influence and the attractiveness of the activities of the IHU at international level and makes any recommendation it deems useful for the development of the foundation.

It consist of 11 French and foreign scientific personalities, appointed outside the Foundation by the Board of Directors on the recommendation of the founders, for a period of three years, renewable by half, according to the following distribution:

  • 5 French scientific personalities
  • 6 foreign scientific personalities 

Slide shows of Scientific Council 2012


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