Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Geneviève Almouzni, Scientific Coordinator of EpiGeneSys, Becomes Director of the Institut Curie Research Centre

As of September 1, Geneviève Almouzni, CNRS Research Director, director of the Nuclear Dynamics and Genome Plasticity unit, and assistant director of the training unit has taken over the management of the Research Centre. She was selected by the Institut Curie's international Scientific Advisory Board, to replace Professor Daniel Louvard, who has held the position from 1993 to today. She is the first woman since Irène Joliot-Curie to direct the Institut Curie's research activities.

According to Professor Iain Mattaj, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board and Director General of EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany, "Geneviève Almouzni is already heavily involved in high-level networks internationally and will be able to define a scientific strategy to advance cancer research and promote the emergence of a new generation of stellar researchers."