Nicolas Steenkeste join Fondation Mérieux in August 2009 as Southeast Asia Manager based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Since December 2013, He is based in Fondation Mérieux headquarter, Lyon, France, in charge of the coordination of the Fondation Mérieux quality management project initiative, Biosecurity/Biosafety approach and the development of laboratory information management system. Previously research assistant with Novartis Pharma AG, Nicolas received his Ph.D. from the University of the Mediterranean, Aix-Marseille II, for work done at the Institut Pasteur of Cambodia in partnership with the Institute of Tropical Medicine Service Army Health (IMTSSA IRBA). After an academic background in biotechnology, this thesis focused on malaria has offered a specialization on communicable diseases and tropical diseases.