Geneviève Almouzni

  • Director of research exceptional class at the CNRS

Geneviève Almouzni, PhD (EMBO member, Member of the French Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Director of the Research Center of the Institut Curie from 2013 to 2018 and honorary director since then) is director of research exceptional class at the CNRS. She is Principal Investigator of the Chromatin dynamics team in the Nuclear dynamics research Unit (UMR3664 CNRS/Institut Curie) since 1999. She is a world leader in understanding genome organization and function during development and disease, in cancer. Overall, G. Almouzni authored more than 220 publications and deposited 5 patents. She coordinated the EpiGeneSys Network of Excellence to move epigenetics towards systems biology, served on the EMBO Council (Vice-chair in 2014), chairs the alliance EU-LIFE and co-chairs the European FETFlagship initiative LifeTime with Pr N. Rajewski (MDC Berlin).