Didier Raoult, MD PhD, Director of one of the largest research groups in infectious diseases and microbiology. He had his MD in 1981 in Marseille and PhD in 1985 in Montpellier, France. He is the author and co-author of more than 2000 scientific publications. Didier Raoult is devoted to research in infectious diseases, especially in the field of emerging microbes. His team isolated for the first time over 20% of bacteria isolated in humans, more than 50% of archaes from man, and his team is the origin of the discovery of four viral families, the first virus giant Mimivirus, and also Marseillevirus, Faustovirus the virophage, the first virus infecting viruses by making them sick.
Didier is the most cited microbiologist in Europe according to ISI and was cited more the 5000 times in 2012. He has trained more than 457 foreign scientists in his lab since 1998 with more than 1950 articles referred in ISI or Pubmed. He is the more prolific French scientist, anytime, in any field.
The basic research Didier Raoult carries out is devoted to evolution and it goes mostly against neo-Darwinian theory.