François Kepes serves as a cell and Systems Biologist. He holds the Ph.D. degree in biology and a Habilitation degree. He is currently interested in modelling and engineering genome architecture in microorganisms. His areas of expertise are mostly in cell biology, bioinformatics, systems, and synthetic biology. he works as a Research Director at CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research. He is the Founding Director of the Epigenomics Project (Genopole), an institute of complex studies that is dedicated to the emerging disciplines of systems and synthetic biology. He serves as an Associate Member of the Center for Research in Applied Epistemology (École Polytechnique). He authored about 100 scientific publications and edited and wrote 15 books. He has organized or chaired numerous international (5-6 per year) and national scientific events. Since 2005, he has been an invited speaker or an organizer for 26 conferences dedicated to synthetic biology. He coordinates or participates into four European projects, three in synthetic biology and one in systems biology. He serves as an Editor of four international journals, as a Referee for 19 others, and is an Expert Advisor for European and North-American funding agencies. He is a referent for European Commission prospective on systems and synthetic biology as well as on complex systems and on biomimetic algorithms. He is also a referent for synthetic biology at CNRS, LEEM, the French Academy of Technology and Ministry of Research. He was the Teamleader of the first French iGEM team that won the first prize of foundational research at MIT in 2007.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011