Nicolas Leveque was born in Reims, France, in 1974. He is married and a father of three children. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as a Pharmacist resident in the Lyon Teaching Hospital and subsequently as an Assistant Professor from 2003 until 2007 in the French National Reference Center of Enteroviruses headed by Professor Bruno Lina (Lyon, France). During his stay in the NRC, he conducted research on enteroviruses and their mechanisms of entry into the cell. He was also implicated in the epidemiological survey of enteroviruses and human diseases (phylogenetic studies and description of new enteroviruses) and in studying the epidemiological, molecular, and clinical features of enterovirus respiratory infections in paediatric patients. Recently, he began to investigate the role of enteroviruses in myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy. In addition, he studies opportunistic viral infections in immunocompromised patients with a focus on the place of Parvovirus B19 among opportunistic infections of kidney-transplant patients. He also worked on the role of HCMV in exacerbation phases in chronic inflammatory infections of the intestine. Leveque is a Doctor of Pharmacy and received the Ph.D. degree from the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 2007. He is specialized in biomedicine since 2007, an Associate Professor at the Reims Champagne-Ardenne University Faculty of Medicine, and a Researcher in the Virology Laboratory at the University Hospital of Reims (France) in the diagnosis of viral infections.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011