Bertrand Séraphin and Yann Hérault succeed Brigitte Kieffer at the head of the IGBMC
Jan. 1, 2014
Following the announced departure of Brigitte Kieffer, the CNRS, the Inserm and the University of Strasbourg have announced their decision concerning the new direction. Bertrand Séraphin and Yann Hérault have been appointed respectively Director and Deputy Director and will take the helm of the Institute from the beginning of 2014.
Research director at the CNRS, Bertrand Séraphin is a specialist in the decay of messenger RNA and the characterization of protein complexes. After spending several years at the EMBL and the CGM (Gif-sur-Yvette, France), he joined the IGBMC with his team in 2009. He has received several national and international awards, including the Silver Medal of the CNRS in 2007.
Meanwhile, Yann Hérault currently leads the Mouse Clinical Institute (MCI) and coordinates the Phenomin national project. Research Director at the CNRS, he recently received the Sisley -Jérôme Lejeune prize for his work on Down syndrome (trisomy 21).
Both researchers have now the task of continuing the policy of Excellence of the Institute, in close collaboration with other members of the executive committee.