Marc Tardieu is Professor of paediatrics (neurology), head of paediatric neurology service, head of research laboratory INSERM unit 1012, UniversitÃ© Paris South, Assistance publique-hÃ´pitaux de Paris, HÃ´pitaux Universitaires Paris Sud.
He has been trained in pediatrics, paediatric neurology, immunology and virology, at UniversitÃ© Paris-Sud, UniversitÃ© Catholique de Louvain and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He has been a professor of paediatrics at UniversitÃ© Paris South since 1990. His main interest has been in the infectious and inflammatory diseases of the child brain, their patho-physiology and their epidemiology. He had published close to 300 papers in this field especially on HIV-1 infection, multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, haemophagocytic lymphohistiosis, herpes encephalitis. More recently he developed an intra-cerebral gene therapy trial and recently published a study on the incidence and natural history of MPSIII subtypes.