Denis Duboule, earned his PhD in Biology in 1984 in Switzerland. He is currently Professor of developmental genetics and genomics at the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and Chairman at the department of Genetics and Evolution of the University of Geneva. Since 2001, he is the director of the Swiss national research centre ‘Frontiers in Genetics’. Duboule has a longstanding interest in the function and regulation of Hox genes, a family of genes responsible for the organization and evolution of animal body plans. He is a member of the French academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and of the Royal Society and has received several national and international awards.
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