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Prof. Philippe Bouvet

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
46 allée d'italie

Brief Biography:

Dr Philippe Bouvet completed his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Rennes in 1992 on work about RNA stability in Xenopus laevis an E. coli performed in University of Rennes and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He then joined the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda with Dr Alan Wolffe where he did high cited work on the Y-box masking proteins and on histone H1. He was then recruited in 1994 by the CNRS in Toulouse (France) where he started to work on ribosome biogenesis and on the function of the major nucleolar protein, nucleolin. He developed the SELEX strategy to identify the RNA binding preference of nucleolin, and this was a starting point of numerous breakthrough on nucleolin functions. In 1998 he spent one year in University of California at Los Angeles with Prof. Juli Feigon to participate to the resolution of the NMR structure of nucleolin-RNA complex. This work led to the publication of the structure of the biggest RNA-protein complex. Dr Bouvet was then recruited as a full professor in 2000 by the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He became Director of the multidisciplinary laboratory Joliot-Curie in 2004 until 2010. In 2007-2008 he joined the French National Agency for evaluation (AERES) where he organized the scientific evaluation of french laboratories. Dr Bouvet developed many collaboration around the world and in particular in the US, in Latin America, China and in India where he spent a 1 year sabbatical period in 2010-2011.


Academic positions:

Full Professor at the Ecole normale Supérieure in Lyon


Research interests:

Molecular biology, Transcription, Epigenetics, gene expression regulation, RNA and DNA metabolism


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

Open access publication at no or minimal cost is crucial to allow the rapid diffusion of the latest research data. I have the feeling that in the future, this mode of publication will be more widely used and influent for the rapid publication of the most important research articles.