Professor of Bacteriology, Laboratory of Bacteriology - Bordeaux Hospital - France
Dr Francis Mégraud is Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Bordeaux, Head of the Laboratory of Bacteriology at Hospital Pellegrin, Bordeaux, France until August 2017 and Member of the INSERM U1053. He was Head of the INSERM U853 from 2004 to 2015.
He created the National Reference Center for Campylobacters & Helicobacters in France which he headed until 2015 and is one of the founding members and current Secretary of the European Helicobacter & Microbiota Study Group. He has been involved in the EHMSG yearly Workshops since 1988.
His interest for Campylobacters & Helicobacter pylori dates back to the early days after the discovery of these bacteria. He has been involved in epidemiological studies and clinical trials of H. pylori eradication. His main current interests are the role of H. pylori in gastric cancer and antimicrobial resistance.