Stéphane BEZIEAU  PharmD, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics, CHU Nantes

S. Bézieau is Head of medical genetics department at CHU of Nantes. After his pharmaceutical studies (PharmD, 1996), he became interested in biology, specializing in molecular genetics
(PhD in Molecular Genetics, 2000). He continued his research in the field of oncogenetics between 2000 and 2010 and participated in the GECCO (Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer) consortium. Since 2013, he has focused on the discovery of new genes involved in intellectual disabilities (PHRC HUGODIMS); this topic has been investigated through major international collaborations with renowned partners such as the Baylor College of Medicine and Duke University. In February 2018, he was elected President of the French Federation of Human Genetics. He is also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the French Foundation for Rare Diseases.