André Sentenac#


André Sentenac
Email:sentenac 'at' dsvidf.cea.fr
Membership Number:1977
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:asentenac
Homepage:http://www.academie-sciences.fr/academie/membre/Sentenac_Andre.htm




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2003 Scientific advisor for the Life Science Division of the CEA
  • 1999 Head of the Department de Biologie Joliot Curie, CEA/Saclay
  • 1993 Research Director at the CEA (Atomic Energy Commission)
  • 1990 Head of the Service de Biochimie et de Génétique Moléculaire, CEA/Saclay
  • 1972 Deputy Head of the Service de Biochimie CEA/Saclay
  • 1970 Head of Laboratory "Transcription of DNA"
  • 1965 Permanent scientist at the CEA Saclay

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular interactions that lead to eukaryotic gene activation
  • Isolation and characterization of constituents of the DNA transcription machineries

Honours and Awards
  • EMBO member since 1985
  • Silver medal of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (1987)
  • Research Director at the CEA (1993)
  • Officier des Palmes Académiques (1995)
  • Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (2001)
  • Chevalier de l'ordre de la Légion d'Honneur (2008)
  • Correspondent-member of the French Academy of Sciences (1999)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (1999)
  • Member of the EMBO Council, of the FEBS fellowships Committee, of the HFSPO Molecular Grants Committee (1999-2003)
  • Prix Charles-Léopold Mayer of the French Academy of Sciences (1997).
  • Member of the French Academy of Sciences (2007)


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