Kathleen Victoir, is the General Secretary of Scientific programs at the Department of International Affairs at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Since 9 years she is involved in the set up and coordination of laboratory and related surveillance networks, research projects and scientific consortia within the Institut Pasteur International Network and in the Mediterranean Region. Within the different projects, Kathleen has been responsible for more than 15 training modules going from IHR to specific diagnostic workshops.
From August 2014 untill the end of 2015 she was the co-coordinator of the Institut Pasteur International “Ebola Taskforce” together with Prof. F. Rey.
She was also responsible for the training and logistics of the IP ebola detection laboratory in Macenta, Guinea during the most recent ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Since 3 years, Kathleen heads the operational project platform at the Department of International Affairs at the Institut Pasteur.
Prior joining the Institut Pasteur International Network she worked as a consultant for MSF, a European Network in the field of – omics and technology transfer and the French Agency for Research.
Kathleen has a scientific background with PhD in molecular genetics and has an educational degree.