Role : Crew Biologist
Studies : Biology
Frédéric Peyrusson will assume the role of biologist and medic of the MDRS crew. After a master degree of Health Engineering and a master degree of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Frédéric started his PhD in 2013, in Bacteriology, at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His topic deals with persistence of Staphylococcus aureus, especially the ability and survival strategies of the bacteria to survive in particularly unfavorable environments.
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