Eric Viscogliosi received his Ph.D. degree in biology in 1992 from the University of Clermont-Ferrand and obtained the Research Direction Habilitation (HDR) in 1997 from the same university. From 1992 to 1994, he completed a post-doc at the Rockefeller University in New York then obtained a position of permanent researcher at CNRS in 1994. Until 2000, he developed its research in Clermont-Ferrand, New York and Tokyo (Invited Professor and Invited Researcher) on the cytoskeleton, morphogenesis, antioxidant enzymes and evolution of trichomonads protozoa. He then joined the Institute Pasteur of Lille in the unit Inserm U547 in 2000 then the CIIL since 2010 as team leader. Eric Viscogliosi is Research Director at CNRS and works currently as the Head of the Team Ecology and Physiopathology of Intestinal Protozoa, focusing his research activities on the microorganisms Blastocystis and Cryptosporidium.
BDEEP focuses its research activities on the epidemiology, transmission and pathogenicity of the intestinal protozoa Blastocystis and Cryptosporidium.