I am research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), co-founder and research director of the CRI. I served as co-director of the AIV CRI master program from its conception until 2018. I keep enjoying remote mentoring of the Paris Bettencourt iGEM team since 2006.
My research interests revolve around applying Physical, Chemical and Systems/Synthetic Biological approaches to study key questions in life and death.
Earlier work on variability between clonal individuals, lead to a continuous interest in aging, developin bacteria as a viable model and to studies on the origins of cooperation among individuals.
Major contributions in past 5 years include publications in Nature, Science, Cell and PNAS journals for which I am an occasional reviewer.
I coordinated the Citizen CyberLab European project (citizencyberlab.eu), I take part in the Axa foundation Chair on Longevity. I co-created the CRI Masters and PhD programs, based on novel adaptive learning using ICT and organized numerous interdisciplinary research/education workshops around the world.