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Unit's director and group Leader : Geneviève Almouzni

Geneviève Almouzni

Since Jan. 2014 Director of the Research center of the Institut Curie

Since Jan. 2014 Director of UMR 3664 CNRS/Institut Curie "Nuclear Dynamics"

Jan. 2000 - Director of UMR 218 CNRS/Institut Curie "Nuclear Dynamics and Genome Stability"

1999 - Director of UMR 218 CNRS/Institut Curie "Genotoxicology and Modulation of Gene Expression"


Scientific interests: Epigenetics; Chromatin; Development; Cell Cycle; DNA repair; Replication


Distinctions : 

Grant from Ecole Normale Supérieure (1980-84)
PhD student and lecturer at the University of Paris 6 ( 1985-1987)
Grant from the Association of Cancer Research (ARC) (1987-1988)
Long term postdoctoral fellowship from EMBO (1991-93)
Head of an ATIPE CNRS team  at the Institut Curie, Paris (1996)
EMBO member (2000)
CNRS Silver Medal (2000)
Prize from the Yvelines Departmental Committee of "la Ligue contre le Cancer" (2003)
Member of "Faculty of 1000 Biology" (2003)
Elected member of the "Scientific Advisory Committee" (SAC) of the EMBL (Heidelberg, Germany) (2005-2010)
Grand Prix of the "Fondation Simone and Cino Del Duca" of the "Institut de France" (2006)
Elected Member of "Auropa Academia" (2007)
Knight of the Order of Merit (2007)
Elected member of the EMBO Council, Heidelberg, Germany (2010)
Grand Prix of the "Fondation Louis D." of the "Institut de France" (2011)
Knight of the Legion of Honor (2011)
Grand Prix FRM


Publications :

Since 1988 : 143 publications and 3 patents


Seminars and invited lectures:

About 250 in Europe, United States and Japan