Pierre LE CANN

Pierre LE CANN

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Avenue du Professeur Léon Bernard, CS74312 - 35043 - RENNES

Tel: +33 (0) 2 99 02 26 81 (work)

E-mail: Pierre.Lecann@ehesp.fr (work)

Current position: Professor of french school of public health

Diploma(s): PhD

Affiliation(s): Department of environmental and occupational health, Laboratoire d'étude et de recherche en environnement et santé (LERES), UMR 1085 IRSET


Academic career :

  • 1994 : PhD in Life Science, Université de Tours [University of Tours]
  • 1990 : DEA [Diploma of Advanced Studies] in Biophysical Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Université de Tours [University of Tours]
  • 1988 : Master's in Cellular Biology, Université de Rennes [University of Rennes]


Professional experience :

  • 2008 - French School for Public Health (EHESP, France)
    University Teaching, Research
    Professor in environmental microbiology and health
    Head of Microbiology Unit of Laboratory of research and studies in environment and health,
    Research scientist in Unit  INSERM IRSET U1085
  •  2004 –  2007 : Research scientist Ifremer, La Trinité sur mer, France
  •  1998– 2004 : Research scientist Ifremer, Nantes
  •  1996– 1998 : Research scientist AFSSA, Ploufragan
  • 1994– 1995 : Post-Doc at University of Southern California, Pasadena, USA


Assessment of exposure to biological agents in water and air
Study the spread of legionella in water systems
Study the role of biological agents in the indoor environment and respiratory diseases particularly development of molecular tools for finding mold in the air and dust of dwellings


Expert at the Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire [National Sanitary Safety Agency]


Teacher of Sanitary Microbiology for engineering and Masters students