Dr Antoine Adenis

Dr Adenis, M.D., MPH, Ph.D, DTM&H,, is the deputy chief at Clinical Investigation Centre (Inserm CIC1424) since 2014. First admitted in 2009 as a physician with a 4 years clinical experience in tropical medicine and HIV/AIDS in French Guiana, his main fields of involvement are fungal infections affecting HIV-infected patients, notably histoplasmosis. By leading international research projects and trans-border cooperation activities in the Guiana Shield and the Americas, he participated in building a network of health professionals and in developing advocacy regarding histoplasmosis in the Americas. His objectives are to raise awareness, develop new rapid diagnostic tools, expand access to effective antifungals and participate in education programmes on the public health issue represented by HIV-associated histoplasmosis, also called the “Latin American neglected killer”. Graduated in epidemiology and public health at Paris Pasteur Institute, Dr Adenis became full director of research in 2018 following his experience in teaching and supervising medical students and PhD fellows’ thesis. As a deputy chief of a research unit he led or participated in several projects on endemic mycoses and tuberculosis affecting HIV-infected patients, on HPV infection, on sickle cell disease, on leishmaniasis, on malaria and on arboviruses. His activities have been and are currently supported by Europe (FEDER), Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida (ANRS-Inserm), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and Agence Régionale de Santé Guyane (ARS).