Head of Mammalian Reproduction research group at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) & Head of Cell Division Control laboratory, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics AS CR.
Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. Research topics: cell-to-cell communication in development and regeneration of tissues, stem cell regulation, invertebrate model organisms.
Professor of Biology at the University of Antwerp. Member of the Flemish Science Foundation review board. Editor of the journals Journal of Plant Research, Frontiers in Plant Science and PLOS ONE
Professor of Neurobiology and Founder of INMED (Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée), INSERM U901, Marseille, France. Recepient of many awards inlcuding the European and American Epilepsy awards, the French Biomedical research award and the Gagna van Heck Belgian Award.
Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Member of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences program (UT Houston). Expertise in kinase-mediated cell signaling, transcriptional regulation, skeletal muscle and hepatic metabolism and muscle regeneration.
1981-1985. Graduate Student, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K.
1985-1989. Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
1989-2000. Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
2000- Staff Scientist, Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA.
Professor of Developmental Biology in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
Distinguished Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University Calif. Awards include ACS Medal of Honor, Lawrence Prize and Medal, Pezcollar-AACR Prize, Komen Foundation Brinker Award and Mina J. Bissell Award. More than 120 named and distinguished lectures. Past-President: American Soc. Cell Biology and Int. Society of Differentiation. Elected to the US National Academy, the IOM, American Philosophical Society, AAAS and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Research director, leader of the team "RhoGTPases in osteoclast biology" at CNRS in Montpellier, France. Genreal secretary of the French Society for Cell Biology SBCF.
My primary research field is mammalian epigenetic control. My interests lie in using screens to identify novel epigenetic modifiers or new roles for known epigenetic modifiers, in order that we can expand our understanding of the molecular basis of epigenetic control. We study X chromosome inactivation in differentiating ES cells and early embryos, haematopoietic stem cells, neural stem cells and additionally study the role of the epigenetic modifier Smchd1 in the muscular dystrophy FSHD.
2013- Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
2006-13 Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
2001-06 Junior Group Leader Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany
2000-01 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany
1996 PhD, University of Genova, Italy and Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
1989 Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy