BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Patrick Vermersch MD, PhD
University of Lille
University Hospital of Lille
Inserm Unit 1172
Lille | France

Patrick Vermersch studied medicine at the University Hospital in Lille, France, where he graduated in neurology. He then completed his education in more basic research fields, mainly in cellular biology between 1990 and 1994 with a PhD focused on biochemical abnormalities associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. He has also conducted research related to the characterisations of post-transcriptional anomalies of Tau proteins. His research interests then turned to multiple sclerosis (MS). In the year 2000, he created with colleagues the first MS network in northern France to improve both care and research into MS.

Prof. Vermersch is in a department of neurology at the University of Lille, which deals with MS and other neuroinflammatory diseases. The department’s principal scientific interests are neuroimmunology and markers of disease evolution. In 2019 he became a board member of the European Charcot Foundation.

Prof. Vermersch is currently vice-president for research in biology and health at the University of Lille. His current areas of interest are prognostic markers of MS, development of new therapeutic targets and neuroimmunology in general. He participates in many therapeutic protocols on MS as member of steering committees. He has published approximately 440 scientific papers as author or co-author. His Hi is 66.