Thomas Lecuit - Curriculum Vitae#

  • Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (Ulm), 1991
  • PhD, Univ of Paris 1998

Research and Professional experience:
  • Research Director CNRS, 2006-present, IBDM, CNRS & Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France
  • Visiting Professor, NCBS, Bangalore, 2011
  • Research Associate CNRS, 2001-2006, IBDM, Marseille, France
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2001, Princeton Univ., USA, (with E. Wieschaus).
  • PhD thesis, 1995-1998, EMBL, Heidelberg (with S. Cohen).
  • MSc, 1994. Rockefeller University, New York, USA. (with C. Desplan).

Scientific Responsibilities:
  • Principal Investigator, IBDM, Marseille, France. Since 2001.
  • Director of Labex INFORM research network, Marseille, France. Since 2012.
  • Director of LIA (Laboratoire International Associé), IBDM-NCBS. Since 2014.

Editorial activities:
  • Editor of Development (since 2008).
  • Board of Reviewing Editors (BoRE) of Science (since 2014)

Reviewing activities:
  • Journals: mostly Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Cell Biology, Developmental Cell, Current Biology, Journal of Cell Biology.
  • Grant agencies: International: ERC, HFSP, EMBO; UK: Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, MRC; USA: NSF, and other countries (Switzerland, Israel, Singapore, Netherlands etc).

Scientific committees:
Panel member of:
  • European Research Council, Starting Grant, LS3, since 2011.
  • ATIP/AVENIR (CNRS-INSERM) Starting Grant, LS3, since 2008. Panel chair in 2014.
  • Agence National de la Recherche (ANR) (SVSE2), in 2013.
  • Swiss National Science Foundation, Systems Biology, since 2013.
  • Interface Research Grant Physics-Chemistry-Biology at CNRS in 2007-2008.

  • Organization:
    • EMBO Workshop ‘Epithelial polarity in development and disease’ march 2004, Carry le Rouet, France.
    • EMBO Lecture course ‘Mesoscopic origins of cell behavior during morphogenesis’, april 2012, in Cargese, France.
    • Santa Barbara Advanced School of Quantitative Biology, 22 july- 24 august 2013, KITP, Santa Barbara (Course **Director with B. Shraiman, E. Paluch and J. Rothman)
    • 1st Conference on Quantitative Biology of Signalling. Cargese, October 21-25 2013.
  • Session chair: ASCB meeting (2005, 2011), ELSO Conference (2005), EMBO Conference (2012) and EDRC meeting (2008).
  • Invitation to over 80 conferences and 60 seminars/lectures since 2001, including 5 Plenary lectures.
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