Doctor of Medicine, School Medicine, Marseille, France, 1981; Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, School Medicine, Montpellier, France, 1985.
Resident, U. Hospital, Marseille, 1978-1986;
from assistant professor to associate professor, U. Hospital, Marseille, 1986-1989;
professor, U. Hospital, Marseille, since 1989;
president, U. Aix Marseille, since 1993. Chief Rickettsies unit World Health Organization, 1988. Chief microbiology department Hospital Conception, Marseille, since 1989, Hospital Timone, Marseille, since 1989.
President science committee School Medicine, Marseille, 1989. President University Aix-Marseille, since 1994.
Fellow Infectious Disease Society of America. Member American Society of Microbiology.
Married Danielle Deroze, December 13, 1976 (divorced December 1981). 1 child, Magali; married Natacha Cain, December 23, 1982. Children: Sacha, Lola.