Geneviève ALMOUZNI, PhD is the Director of the Research Center of the Institut Curie –Paris, a major Cancer research center, since 2013. She has been the head of the research Unit “Nuclear dynamics" (UMR3664 CNRS/Institut Curie) since 1999 developing work on genome organization and function. Her scientific contribution has been central to define key mechanisms in chromatin assembly from the basic unit, the nucleosome, up to higher order structure in the nucleus. She has exploited various approaches from the development of in vitro systems, to the use of single molecules and analysis of nuclear architecture giving rise to series of publications (over 200 peer-reviewed papers). Her work has also addressed implication of these findings for cancer biology. Her work has received continuous funding support, including an ERC grant.
Member of several international scientific advisory boards (EMBO Journal, Genes & Development, Cell, etc.) and recipient of several international grants (Human Science Frontier, several European grants (including ERC Advanced Grant), she received prestigious awards, most recently, Woman in Sciences FEBS /EMBO (2013), member of the Académie des Sciences (2013), and AAAS Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014).
She has also invested in the development of the field of Epiegnetics over the years through her active participation in several EU networks, including her most recent role as coordinator of EpiGeneSys, a Network of Excellence which aim is to move epigenetics towards quantitative approaches and exploit systems biology strategies.
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