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Christine Clerici


Christine Clerici, President of Université de Paris, is Udice’s first female president.

A professor of physiology since 1995, Christine Clerici joined UFR Médecine de Paris Diderot in 2002. Following a medical specialisation in pneumology, she became a hospital practitioner in functional exploration.

As a member of Inserm’s “physiopathology and epidemiology of respiratory insufficiency” unit, Christine Clerici’s research activities are focused on the mechanisms involved in the resorption of pulmonary oedemas induced by lesions, particularly for in vitro and in vivo models of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

First elected to Paris Diderot’s Board of Directors in 2005, she served as “health” delegate to the President and as Paris Diderot’s delegate to Inserm from 2009 to 2011. Then, in March 2012, she was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors.

In October 2013, she was appointed provisional administrator of Université Paris Diderot and then elected President on 5 May 2014. She was re-elected for a second term on 7 May 2018.

Hélène Jacquet


Hélène Jacquet has been Udice’s Deputy-Chief since 1 October 2020.

After completing her PhD in IT in 1999, Hélène Jacquet set up a technology transfer unit connected to the LaBRI IT research laboratory in Bordeaux. In 2001, she joined one of Sony’s R&D teams in California as a senior researcher, specialising in content-based research in large multimedia databases.

In 2004, she joined the Paris-based firm Erdyn Consultants, specialised in innovation, going on to become a partner.

From 2008, she supported development projects for the University of Bordeaux, which she joined in 2009 as head of strategy and major projects for the higher education and research division. In this capacity, she actively contributed to the success of the University of Bordeaux’s excellence initiative, which she headed up operationally through to its definitive certification. In 2018, she joined President Manuel Tunon de Lara’s team as Vice President for Strategy and Development, a position that she still holds today.

In 2017, Hélène Jacquet was honoured as a Knight of the National Order of Merit.

Gauthier Simon

Policy Officer

Gauthier Simon est chargé de mission d’Udice depuis mai 2021. 

Diplômé du Collège universitaire en 2018 et de l’Ecole d’Affaires publiques en 2021 de Sciences Po Paris, il a auparavant été assistant chargé d’études puis chargé d’études à l’Institut Montaigne d’août 2019 à mai 2020.