Jean-Claude Manuguerra (JCM) was originally qualified as a veterinarian and was trained in virology at Institut Pasteur in order to get his PhD. He spent two years as a post doctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research (London, United Kingdom). He was then co-director of the National Influenza Centre for Northern France, one of the 13 laboratories included in the WHO Collaborative Multi-Centre Laboratory Network on SARS (1994-2003). He belonged to the French team sent to Hanoi for the control of the SARS outbreak in March 2003. Since then, he participated to a number of missions during outbreaks.
From 2000 to 2018, JCM was a member of the steering committee of the Global Alert and Response Network and chaired it from 2011 to 2013.
JCM heads the Environment and Infectious Risks expertise and research Unit which harbours the Laboratory for Emergency Response to Biological Threats.