Patrick Vermersch studied medicine at the University Hospital in Lille, where he graduated in Neurology. He then completed his education in more basic research fields, mainly in cellular biology between 1990 and 1994 with a PhD focused on biochemical abnormalities associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. He has also conducted research related to the characterisations of post transcriptional anomalies of Tau proteins. His research interests then turned to multiple sclerosis (MS).
Prof. Vermersch is the Head of one of the Departments of Neurology at the University of Lille, which deals with MS and other neuroinflammatory diseases. The department’s principal scientific interests are neuroimmunology and markers of disease evolution.
He is currently the Vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lille. In the year 2000, he created with colleagues the first MS network in northern France to improve both care and research into MS. His current areas of interest are prognostic markers of MS and neuroimmunology in general. He participates in many therapeutic protocols on MS. Additionally, he has also published approximately 350 scientific papers as author or co-author. His H index (web of sciences) is 48.