Dr. Vincent Béringue completed his PhD in 1998 from the AgroParisTech Institute in Paris, in the laboratory of late Dr. Dominique Dormont.
After a MRC funded postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Prof. John Collinge and Dr. Simon Hawke at Imperial College School of Medicine in London, he joined Dr. Hubert Laude’s laboratory at INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) in Jouy-en-Josas in 2001, as permanent staff scientist. Dr. Vincent Beringue is now Research Director at INRA and Co-Head of Laboratory with Dr. Human Rezaei in the Molecular Virology Immunology Department. His research interests are focused on mammalian prion diseases. Particular emphasis is placed on studying prion diversity and evolution under selective pressure, identifying the architecture of prions, and characterizing their cell biology and neurotoxicity. He also serves as scientific expert in several European and National committees on the public health risks associated with prions.