Excellent histone researcher
19.03.2013 - Geneviève Almouzni will be handed over the prestigous FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award in July.
The deputy director of the Institut Curie in Paris, France has been recognized with €10,000 for her outstanding research in the field of epigenetics, especially the role histones and chromatin assembly in gene activity control. Almouzni started her professional career in the laboratory of Marcel Méchali, where she managed to identify critical molecular mechanisms regulating DNA replication and chromatin assembly. After completing a CNRS research assistant position in 1991, she moved to the lab of Alan Wolffe, a scientist who turned the chromatin field into a mainstream research subject. In 1994, Geneviève Almouzni was awarded a junior investigator grant of the CNRS and started as a junior group leader at the Institut Curie. Recently, she received an ERC Advanced Investigator grant and obtained a Laboratory of Excellence grant from the French Ministry of Research.