Daniel Christophe was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1951. He got his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 1979 and just after he joined the Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Biologie Humaine et Moléculaire (IRIBHM) in Brussels where he participated in the implementation of the developing molecular biology techniques to the study of thyroid physiology. In 1988, he received the Agrégation de l’Enseignement Supérieur degree, and soon after he started to develop a training program in molecular biology at the School of Medicine of the ULB. In 1999, he moved to the newly created Institut de Biologie et de Médecine Moléculaire (IBMM) located in Charleroi, Belgium. Christophe is a Member of the Belgian Société Royale de Chimie and of the European Thyroid Association (ETA) where he joined the executive board from 1994 to 1998. From 1993 to 1997, he was a Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. He is presently both a Research Director of the Belgian FRS-FNRS at the IBMM-IRIBHM and Professor of molecular biology at the School of Medicine of the ULB. His current research interest and expertise still remain in the field of thyroid molecular biology. More precisely, his work is devoted to the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the transcriptional control of genes involved in thyroid follicular cell, or thyrocyte, differentiated function.
Biography Updated on 24 August 2011