Dr. Florent Bernard is the Counsellor for Research and Innovation at the European Union Delegation to the United States in Washington, DC. He assists in the strengthening of transatlantic synergies, notably through the European Research and Innovation (R&I) programme ‘Horizon Europe’. Prior to this position, he was an International Relations Officer for the European Commission working on EU-China and EU-India R&I cooperation. Dr. Bernard has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, he also studied at the University of Georgia, USA; the University of Barcelona, Spain; and the University of Florence, Italy.
He is an Honorary Citizen of the State of Georgia, USA.