Vincent Cattoir is currently Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Rennes 1, and Head of the Clinical Bacteriology department of the University Hospital of Rennes, France.

Vincent is the Director of the Lab Enterococci, affiliated to the National Reference Center for Antimicrobial Resistance. He is also a senior scientist in the INSERM U1230 at the University of Rennes 1, currently focused on regulatory mechanisms involved in the pathogenicity and antimicrobial resistance in opportunistic bacterial species such as Enterococcus faecium and Enterobacter cloacae.

Since completing his residency in clinical microbiology at the Henri Mondor Hospital in France in 2008, Vincent has dedicated his career to understanding how bacteria can become resistant as well as finding new treatments to fight drug-resistant bacterial infections.

From 2013 to 2016, he was Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Caen Normandie and as Head of Clinical Microbiology at the University Hospital of Caen, France.

Vincent has been a member of the Antibiogram Committee of the French Society for Microbiology, since 2013; a member of the Specialized Scientific Committee of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research, since 2017 and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation for Medical Research, since 2018.

He is the author of more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 24 book chapters. He has presented at over 80 keynote lectures and seminars, has co-authored more than 200 conference abstracts and is frequently invited to review peer-reviewed journals.

Vincent also sits on the editorial board of several international journals including: BMC Microbiology, Microbial Drug Resistance, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Research in Microbiology, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, to name a few. He was nominated as a F1000Prime Faculty (expert in Infectious Diseases) member in 2017.

In 2013, Vincent received the ESCMID Young Investigator Award for research in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.

Vincent received his PhD in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Patrice Nordmann at the INSERM U914 unit, Kremlin-Bicêtre, France.  He then undertook a post-doctoral fellowship in the department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, from 2010 to 2012.