Michel P. Glauser, MD, FRCP, FIDSA, FAAM, Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) , was formerly chief of the Service of Infectious Diseases at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) and former Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the UNIL.
Michel Glauser studied medicine in Lausanne, Hamburg and Berlin. After graduation, he trained in internal medicine in Lausanne, and in infectious diseases at Yale University and the University of California in San Diego. In 1978 he was appointed Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University Medical Center in Lausanne and in this role, he developed several lines of research in experimental pyelonephritis, experimental endocarditis, experimental and clinical sepsis and septic shock, infections in neutropenic patients, fungal infections and AIDS, all domains in which the groups he created and managed contributed significantly to the understanding of the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of these diseases. He coordinated several large international clinical studies in these domains.
Nationally, Michel Glauser has been for 10 years a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Foundation for Research , of which he presided the Division of Biology and Medicine, and for 12 years he has presided the Swiss Federal Commission for Control and Research on AIDS. He has been the founder of Funginos, a Swiss cohort study on fungal infections. He created a number of scientific and educational manifestations in the field of infectious diseases and microbiology. He is one of the founder of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases, of which he is the honorary President.
Internationally, Michel Glauser was for several years President of the International Antimicrobial Therapy Cooperative Group of the EORTC, President of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, President of the International Immunocompromised Host Society, and a member of the ICAAC Program Committee.
Since retirement from his clinical responsibilities, Michel Glauser is fully involved in several philanthropic organisations and in particular until recently was the President of one of the largest national foundations active in medical research, as well as in cultural and social activities, the Fondation Leenaards.
Michel Glauser is a Swiss Board member and a Trustee of GAFFI, UK.