Bernard Marchand obtained his Ph.D. degree for his work on mycoplasma and his D.S. degree working on acanthocephala from the University of Rennes, France, in 1973 and 1980, respectively. He has conducted successive research works on mycoplasma, acanthocephala, microporidia, myzostomida, cestoda, and trematoda. He was the General Secretary of the West African Society of Parasitology (1983–1988), a Professor of parasitology, the Director of the Parasitology Laboratory (1985–1993), the Head of the Department of Animal Biology (1986–1989), the Director of the Ph.D. Section of Animal Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of Dakar (1984–1993), the Director of the Écologie Évolutive CNRS Team, at the Paris 6, Pierre and Marie Curie University (1995–1999). He is currently the Director of the Parasites and Mediterranean Ecosystems Laboratory at the University of Corsica, and he also manages a research project on control and valorization of waters in the Mediterranean with the participation of biologists, geologists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and economists.
Biography Updated on 24 June 2009