Florent Bernard

Florent Bernard, PhD

Florent joined the EU Delegation in Washington DC in September 2021 as the Counselor for Research and Innovation.

Prior to his current posting in the U.S., he was International Relations Officer for China at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in Brussels. He also held the position of International Relations Officer for India, Innovation Policy Officer and Scientific Officer at the European Commission.

Florent holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He also studied in the US at the University of Georgia through the Georgia Rotary Student Programme, and in Florence, Italy through the ERASMUS programme. He carried out post-doctoral research in Barcelona, Spain before joining the European Commission. 

Florent is an Honorary Citizen of the State of Georgia, USA.

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