Professor Vermersch studied medicine at Lille University Hospital, France, where he graduated in neurology. He then completed his education in cellular biology between 1990 and 1994 with a PhD focused on biochemical abnormalities associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases; his research interests then turned to MS.
Professor Vermersch is now Vice-President of Research and 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. In 2000, he created with colleagues the first MS network in northern France to improve both care and research in MS. His current areas of interest are prognostic markers of MS and neuroimmunology in general, and he has published almost 400 scientific papers as author or co-author.
More support from MS21
MS shared experiences
Have you wondered whether other patients’ experiences are similar to yours? Read through patient stories and listen to audio podcasts on essential topics in MS.
Try MS support tools
Take control of your MS – access free tools to improve communication with your medical team.
Be part of the data
Do you have MS? Tell us about your experience in one of our quick surveys – you could help to shape future MS21 resources.