Philippe Cleuziat graduated as PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the Claude Bernard University of Lyon and holds a Master of Science in Biochemistry from the INSA Engineering School, France. He is currently Senior Director of Public-Private Partnerships in the Open Innovation & Partnerships Department of bioMérieux. He was formerly Research Program Director for new technologies, products and systems in the Microbiology Business area. Philippe Cleuziat contributed to the foundation and launch of BIOASTER, a Technology Research Institute in microbiology, as Director of Research Programs and Portfolio. He previously managed personalized medicine transversal programs with various partners in the fields of infectious diseases, cancer, and rare genetic disorders as Innovation Programs Director at Institut Mérieux. He has held various senior positions in R&D Departments of Institut Mérieux companies, including SMEs, public-private joint laboratories and entrepreneurial initiatives for technology transfer and development.