24 November 2017

Lille Catholic University (France)

Jean-Charles Cailliez

Pr. Jean-Charles Cailliez, HDR, MBA
Vice-President Innovation
 Director of Laboratory of Pedagogical Innovation
Lille Catholic University (France)


Jean-Charles CAILLIEZ is currently Vice-President of the Lille Catholic University (France) in charge of Innovation and Director of “HEMiSF4iRE” Design School. He is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He obtained his Doctor’s degree (PhD) in 1990, his Research Supervising Ability (HDR) in 1998 and his Executive-MBA (IESEG Business School, Lille) in 2010.

His career spans over 20 years of research in Medical Mycology and Parasitology in the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in France, the Pasteur Institute of Lille (France) and the University of Parma (Italy). Previously, he was Vice-President and Vice-Rector in charge of Research (2003-2012) and Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies (2006-2012) in the Lille Catholic University, where he was also co-founder of the Health and Environment Laboratory.

He currently serves on the board of several scientific committees such as Medical Research Foundation (FRM), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-TR35 Price), and High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES).

Since 2017, he is co-founder and director of an innovative Design School “HEMiSF4iRE” created in his university to promote the design thinking approaches in the management of creativity and innovation. This new Design School is focused on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, pedagogical innovation and international prospective on innovative ecosystems. Jean-Charles is driven by a passion for transdisciplinarity in the service of innovative projects in research and development.

Finally, he’s also a marathon runner!