Dr. Yannick Charretier holds a PhD in Chemistry. He developed mass spectrometry-based methods to characterize microorganisms during his doctoral studies. Next, he moved to the Genomic Research Laboratory at Geneva University Hospitals, supervised by Professor Schrenzel, where he studied antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria as a postdoc. Concurrently, he developed molecular methods (isothermal amplification, metagenomics) that could be implemented in the routine diagnostic laboratories. Recently, he obtained a grant to study microbial cell-free DNA in patients suffering from infectious endocarditis.