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Web site: http://www.pasteur.fr/research/trypa
2005: HDR in Biomedical Sciences at University Paris-Descartes V
1993: PhD in Biological Sciences at UCL, Brussels, Belgium (La Plus Grande Distinction)
1989: Degree in Zoological Sciences at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Grande Distinction)
2005- : Director of the Trypanosome Cell Biology Unit, Institut Pasteur & INSERM U1201, Paris
Since 2006: Director of Research (INSERM)
2000-2005: Chargé de Recherche (INSERM) and Director of the ATIPE team, INSERM U565 & CNRS UMR8646, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris 1994-2000: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (supervisor Keith Gull)
1989-1993: PhD student UCL, Brussels, Belgium (supervisors Pierre Courtoy & Fred Opperdoes)
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES >70 publications, >100 invited lectures in 20 countries
Collaborations with E. Lorentzen (MPI Munich & Aarhus), S. Vaughan (Oxford Brookes), E. Sheridan (Leeds), M. Leroux (Vancouver), S. Trépout (Orsay), Z. Okten (Munich), J. Chamot-Rooke (IP), C. Janke (Orsay).
Chair of the organising committee of several international conferences (Cilia 2014, >400 participants, Parasitology in the 21st Century, 180 participants, Future of Parasitology 2017 >100 participants)
Editor for Biology of the Cell, Eukaryotic Cell, Research in Microbiology
Reviewer for various journals (>200) including PNAS, JCB, JCS, MBoC, Science, Plos journals, Curr Biol etc
TEACHING ACTIVITIES Training of 9 PhD students & 11 post-docs. Of those who left the lab, about one third found positions in academia (university of research positions), one third in the private sector (pharmaceutical companies, start-ups including one CEO) and one third are doing postdocs abroad (UK, US, Germany, Switzerland)
Member or chair of jury for PhD theses (42, 9 abroad) or Habilitation/HDR (13) 2018: Cilia summer school, Sète, 25-28th June 2018 (co-organiser)
2013-15: Practical courses in Parasitology for the Microbiology Course at Institut Pasteur (3 days).
2004-14: Practical courses Gene Screening by RNAi at MNHN & UPMC (1 week, co-director).
2001-: Multiple invited lectures: Parasitology, Cell Biology & Genetics in Paris or abroad (15h/year)
ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES and EXPERTISE
2018- : Chair of the Labex IBEID renewal project (with C. Saleh and M. Vignuzzi), consortium of 65 labs working on emerging infectious diseases
2017- : Member of the Institut Pasteur Scientific Council
2016: Chair of the Microbe and Health project (task force on feasibility to develop research on infectious diseases on the Saclay campus)
2014-17: Member of the College of Scientific Advisors of the Institut Pasteur Direction
2014-…: Member and chair of the Health and Life Science (section 2) Scientific Committee of the FNRS (Belgium)
2013-21: Director of the GDR3581 CIL (consortium of 35 labs working on cilia in France)
2014- : Chair of the Vector-Borne Disease project at the Institut Pasteur
2016- : Expert reviewer for ERC (Junior, Mid-career, Advanced grants)
2008- : Expert reviewer for Medical Research Council (MRC), Biological and Biotechnology Research Council (BBSRC), Wellcome Trust, etc.
AWARD and DISTINCTIONS
2015: Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale Team.
2013: Pasteur-Vallery-Radot prize (Bibliothèque Nationale de France & Académie des Sciences)
2012: George Zermati prize (Fondation de France)
MAIN RECENT RESEARCH FUNDING
- Coordinator of ANR TUBGLUFLA (605 k€ for the consortium, 342k€ for the team, 2018-2021)
- Founding partner of ANR-10-LABX-62-IBEID (200 k€, 2011-2019)
- Coordinator of FRM team (256 k€, 2015-2018)
- Coordinator of ANR-DFG 2014 (267k€, 2014-2018)
- Partner of ACIP76-2017 (50 k€, 5 k€ for the team, 2018-2019)