Pierre Tambourin

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Pierre Tambourin, Director of Research at INSERM, has been CEO Genopole® in Evry since 1998 and is the vice chairman of the Medicen Paris Region competitive cluster.

From 2003 to 2005, he chaired the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain (CEPH, Centre for the Study of Human Polymorphism) and from 1998 to 2003, the Scientific Council of the French Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA). From 1993 to 1997 he headed the Department of Life Sciences of the Frecnh Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and from 1989 to 1992, the research section of the Institute Curie. His research activities have focused on molecular oncology, aimed at understanding the mechanisms that transform a normal cell into a cancerous cell, and on identifying the genes involved in these mechanisms.

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