Fellowships and grants
Since I got in charge of a team in 2000, I obtained a total of 18 external grants (10 as coordinator and 8 as partner).
Coordination of network grants
- 2008-2013 DIM Malinf 370,000 €. Coordinator of a programme grouping 10 teams at Institut Pasteur, MNHN & Cochin for the acquisition of an Orbitrap™ mass spectrophotometer installed at the Proteopole of the Institut Pasteur
- 2011-2014 DIM Malinf 510,000 €. Scientific coordinator of a programme aimed at developing a “platform for multi-scalar imaging of infection”, including fast and sensitive acquisition, super-resolution microscopy and animal imaging. The programme included 20 groups in the Paris area.
- 2013-2016 CNRS-GDR 3581 “Multiple aspects of cilia and flagella”. Coordinator of a network including >30 teams working on different basic and clinical aspects of cilia and flagella ranging from human to protists and including Drosophila or zebrafish.
- 2015-2019 ANR-DFG 277,000 €. Coordinator of a project whose goal is to understand the role of the IFT172 protein in the formation of IFT trains. Partner: E. Lorentzen (Max Planck Institute, Munich)
- Referee for the following journals (15-20 papers per year):
Journal of Cell Science, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Science, Journal of Cell Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, PNAS, Eukaryotic Cell, Molecular Microbiology, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS One, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Cell Host and Microbes, Nature Communications, eLife, Molecular Biochemical Parasitology, Journal of Structural Biology etc.
- Member of the Life Science Panel of the FNRS (Belgium) that evaluates proposals for grants, fellowships and permanent research positions (since 2014)
- Member of the scientific committee of the Dubois foundation at the Royal Academy of Belgian Sciences that awards different prizes to junior and senior scientists (since 2014)
- Elected member of the Comité d’Evaluation des activités Scientifiques des Personnels de l’Institut Pasteur (COMESP) (2010-2013)
- Chair of the Comité d’évaluation des activités de recherche en SAnté Publique des personnels cadres administratifs et techniques de l’Institut Pasteur (COMSAP) (2011-2013). Evaluation of medical activities of staff (20 per year).
- Expert for national organisations: ANR, Régions Rhône-Alpes, Région Aquitaine, Eco-Sud Programmes (Argentine, Chili), AFM…
- Expert for multiple international organisations: BBSRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom), Axa, Villum Fundation (Denmark), FWO (Belgium), NUS (Singapore)…
- I have been evaluator for 30 theses since 2002 (rapporteur or examinateur) with recent invitations in Sweden, Ireland, Germany, Portugal or Belgium.
Editor (Genetics section) for Parasite since 2010.
Editor (Review section) for Research in Microbiology since 2009.
Editor for Cellular Microbiology since 2013
Editor for Eukaryotic Cell from 2014
Editor of the Special Issue “The genome organisation of eukaryotic microbes”
(Research in Microbiology, 162, Issue 6, Pages 551-654, July–August 2011, 10 articles)
Invited editor for Current Opinion in Microbiology, special issue on “The peculiarities of
flagella in parasitic protozoa” (Current Opinion in Microbiology, 13, 450-490, 5 papers)
4. TEACHING AND SUPERVISION
45h per year (on average)
Lectures: 5 every year (12h), one-offs at Lille (2011 & 2013), Hong-Kong (2011) covering
topics including genetics, parasitology or cell biology
Screening for gene function by RNAi, practical course MNHN, Paris 6 & Paris 7 (30h, every
year since 2004). Organisers: P. Bastin & L. Kohl
“Functional analysis of genes in African trypanosomes”, practical course part of the
Microbiology programme, Institut Pasteur, October 2013 (16h)
Supervision of 3 research staff scientists, 8 post-doctoral fellows, 8 PhD students (6 completed), >25
Master students, 5 technicians
The quality of our teaching is best recognised by the achievement of previous lab members.
Out of the 6 postdocs who left the lab, 5 got permanent researcher or lecturer position in
France and abroad, the last one being chief project at ANR.
Out of the 6 students who left the lab, 4 are doing postdocs in prestigious institutions (Harvard, Cambridge, Whitehead Institute, Theodore Boveri Institute), 1 is project manager at Sanofi and one works as audioprothesist.