Francois Schweisguth studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris (1983-88) and obtained a PhD in Developmental Biology in 1990 under the supervision of Jean-Antoine Lepesant (IJM, Paris) and Alain Vincent (CBD, Toulouse). He was a HFSP post-doctoral fellow with Pr. J. W. Posakony at the University of California San Diego (1990-93). He joined the CNRS in 1992 and obtained a group leader position (ATIPE-CNRS) at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Biology Dept (Paris) in 1996. He moved to the Institut Pasteur (Paris) to head a Pasteur Unit in 2008. He was awarded a Silver Medal by the CNRS in 2006 and was elected as an EMBO member in 2012. He currently holds a CNRS Research Director position. He is the Director of the CNRS UMR3738 (since 2011), the head of the BDCS Dept (since 2016), a co-coordinator the Labex REVIVE (since 2011) and a co-director of a Pasteur/REVIVE course on Stem Cell Biology (since 2013). His research focuses on the cell biology of Notch, the control of cell fate, the regulation of epithelial morphogenesis and tissue homeostasis using Drosophila as a model system.