Pr. Jean-Charles Cailliez, HDR, MBA
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 Development and Director of the Laboratory of Pedagogical Innovation. He is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Director of the Doctoral School. 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 Norbert Ségard Foundation (FNS), Medical Research Foundation (FRM), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-TR35 Price), and Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Council. Since 2012, he is building a new and innovative doctoral school in his university in order to promote strong relationships between research teams and private companies. He’s driven by a passion for transdisciplinarity in the service of innovative projects in research and development. Finally, he’s also a marathon runner.