Project Administrator, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
Frédéric Sgard is currently project administrator at the Global Science Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (http://www.oecd.org/sti/gsf), where he manages selected Forum activities. His has been involved in many of the Forum’s projects on research infrastructures; his current portfolio includes activities on International Distributed Research Infrastructures, on the creation of an International Temperate Agriculture Research Network, and on scientific advice for policymaking.
Prior joining the OECD, he worked as senior scientist in a pharmaceutical company until the end of 2002, on the discovery of new pharmacological targets and on neuronal cell differentiation.
Trained as a molecular biologist, he studied Molecular Genetics at the University of Paris XI, Orsay (France), and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Reading, UK, in 1994.
Frédéric Sgard is also Vice-President of the French Association for the Advancement of Science (AFAS).