François Képès







François Képès est un ancien élève de l'École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, et docteur ès sciences de l'université de Paris (1985). Il est un biologiste cellulaire qui étudie l'expression des gènes dans les microorganismes en relation avec la séquence et la structure des chromosomes. Pour cet objectif, son équipe pluridisciplinaire utilise des méthodes issues de la biologie moléculaire, bioinformatique, biologie des systèmes et biologie de synthèse.

  • Organisme(s) de rattachement
  • Fonctions
- Co-fondateur et Directeur du Programme d'Epigénomique (Genopole®)
- Responsable d'équipe à l'Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB)
- Directeur de recherche au CNRS

Work and research


François Képès is a cell biologist. He is currently studying, and aims at engineering, genome architecture. For this purpose he uses various approaches including bioinformatics and molecular, systems and synthetic biology.

François Képès is a Research Director at CNRS. 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 is a Team Leader at the institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (Genopole®, CNRS, UEVE). He is a permanent Invited Professor at Imperial College London. He is a member of the National Academy of Technologies of France.


Publications

François Képès is the author of over 100 scientific publications and the editor or author of 16 books and of 10 book chapters. He has organized or chaired numerous international and national scientific events, including many in Synthetic Biology since 2005, and he is currently a partner, PI or co-PI in six funded Projects, including four European ones. Dr. Képès serves as the editor of four international journals, as a referee for 19 others, and as an expert advisor for European, North- and South-American and Middle-East funding agencies. He acted as the team leader of the first French iGEM team, that was finalist and won the first prize of foundational research at MIT in 2007.