Dr. Cédric Invernizzi is the Head of Arms Control Biology and Deputy Head of Biology Division, Spiez Laboratory, Federal Office of Civil Protection, Federal Department of Defence Civil Protection and Sports, Switzerland. He joined Spiez Laboratory in 2009 and is concerned with arms control issues related to biological weapons and dual use. He supports the Swiss delegations to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Australia Group with technical expertise, including monitoring of relevant developments in science & technology, such as the convergence of biology and chemistry. He is concerned with national contributions geared towards enhancing the operationalization of the designated laboratories of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Mechanism for Investigations of Alleged Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons. He is quality management representative of the testing laboratory for the detection of biological agents that is accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Service.
Cédric graduated with an M.Sc. in chemistry and completed his Ph.D. studies in biochemistry at the University of Bern. In 2004, he pursued research in virology, immunology and epidemiology at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.