A trained biologist, Marie Sémon defended a thesis at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 – Relations between the organization of the genome and the expression of genes in mammals – under the supervision of Laurent Duret. She was recruited to work at ENS de Lyon in 2007, her research themes, studying molecular evolution, focused on the organization of animal genomes and their reorganization after duplication.
In addition to her research, Marie Sémon is really involved in the current dynamics of the Department of biology (Head of the student wellness program, teaching and holding positions of responsibility in bioinformatics, genomics, evolution, evo-devo, comparative genomics, internship coordination) as well as organizing community reach initiatives for the general public, aiming at making science accessible to as many people as possible and fighting against gender bias from the earliest age (e.g. the event "Stepping into a researcher’s shoes").
Awards and honours
Junior member of the IUF in 2018