François Jacob#


François Jacob
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:fjacob 'at' pasteur.fr
Membership Number:892
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:fjacob
Elected:1990
Homepage: http://www.college-de-france.fr/default/EN/all/historique/francois_jacob.htm


François Jacob passed away April 19, 2013.

Positions Held
  • 1964 Professor at the Collège de France
  • 1960 Head of the Department of Cell Genetics
  • 1956 Laboratory Director at the Institut Pasteur
  • 1954 Doctorate in science at the Sorbonne, with a thesis on «Lysogenic bacteria and the provirus concept»

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genetic mechanisms existing in bacteria and bacteriophages
  • Molecular developmental biology
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Biochemical effects of mutations

Honours and Awards
  • Member of Academia Europea
  • 1996 Member of the Académie française
  • 1996 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science
  • 1977 Member of the Academy of Sciences of Paris
  • 1973 Member of the Royal Society, London
  • 1969 Member of the National Academy of Sciences USA
  • 1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1962 Gran Prix Charles-Leopold Mayer by the Académie des Sciences

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