Philippe Bouvet, biologist


Born in 1965, Philippe Bouvet graduated from the University of Rennes. In 1992, he defended a PhD thesis – mRNA stability in eukaryotes and prokaryote – under the joint supervision of Pr. J. Belasco from Harvard Medical School in Boston, the United States, and Pr. M. Philippe and Dr. H.B. Osborne from the University of Rennes. In 1998, after a year of post-doctoral studies at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, in the United States, he worked as a CNRS researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS) in Toulouse and then at the ENS de Lyon from 2000. Initially, he incorporated the Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory (LBMC) as head of the "Assembly of Complex Nucleoproteins" and then headed the Joliot Curie Laboratory at the ENS de Lyon from 2005 to 2011.

A first-class professor, he now divides his time between his research at the Cancer Research Center of Lyon (the CRCL) and his role as scientific adviser at the National Research Agency (ANR) where he organizes the selection committee and the evaluation of research projects in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Awards and honours

Member of the Institut universitaire de France in 2005