Research Project Head, antibacterials - EVOTEC-ID, Lyon - France
Stéphane Renard is Research Project Head and has been leading for the past 6 years a large transverse research team working on a novel class of antibiotic, from screening to preclinical research. Since he joined the Infectious Disease Unit, Stéphane has initiated several innovative approaches to identify antibacterial molecules, either growth inhibitors or inhibitors of virulence. He has initiated and followed several collaborations with academic partners, one of them leading to the discovery of a potent innovative antivirulence compound.
After being a project leader in Sanofi for more than 20 years, he has joined Evotec-ID this summer, where he is leading projects in the severe bacterial infection area. Stéphane has a multidisciplinary formation from Ecole Polytechnique and a PhD in cellular and molecular pharmacology from Nice University.