1983 PhD Biophysics University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, advisor: Dr Marc Lutz, degree was awarded ‘cum laude’
1989-1991 Visiting Scientist in the Department of Chemistry, Harvard University (Mass. USA) in Prof. M Karplus’ laboratory
1983-1989 Researcher at the Department of Biology, CEA Saclay France.
1991-2005 Team Leader at the Department of Biology, CEA Saclay, France
2005-2006 Head of the Unit of Biophysics of Membrane Functions, CEA Saclay, France
2007-pres. Head of the Department of Bioenergetics, Structural Biology and Mechanisms, CEA Saclay France
2013-pres. Professor of Physics, Vrije Universteit Amsterdam
2015-pres. Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Bipohysics and Structural Biology, Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell, Gif/Yvette, France
2019-pres Deputy Head of the Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell, Gif sur Yvette France.
Photosynthesis, Membrane Proteins, Photobiology, Biophysics, Non linear spectroscopy and imaging.
President of the French Biophysical Society (2009-2013)
President Elect of the International Carotenoid Society (2014-2017)
President of the International Society (since 2017)
ERC advanced awardee.
ERC Proof of concept awardee
Coordinator of the EERA subprogram on artificial photosynthesis (2012-2015)
Expert for the ITMO 1 (Structural and Molecular Bases of Life)
Member of the CNRS comité National (section 20, 2013-2017)
President of the INSERM hiring Panel 1 (2017)
President of the Scientific Council of the IBiSA GIS (funding of Life Sciences Infrastructures in France) (2014-2015)
Director of the IBiSA GIS (since 2016)
Publications :190publications in international peer-reviewed journals., h-index=45 (WoS), 51 (google scholar)
4 relevant publications
Pascal AA et al (2005) Molecular basis of photoprotection and control of photosynthetic light-harvesting Nature 436 (7047): 134-137
Ruban AV,et al (2007) Identification of a mechanism of photoprotective energy dissipation in higher plants. Nature. 2007 Nov 22;450:575-8.
Wilson A, et al A photoactive carotenoid protein acting as light intensity sensor.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 19;105(33):12075-80
Junming Ho, et al (2017) Triplet-Triplet Energy Transfer in Artificial and Natural Photosynthetic Antennas Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114 (28) E5513-E5521;