Laszlo Tora#

Laszlo Tora
Email:laszlo 'at'
Membership Number:4304
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions
  • 01.2013 - 12.2013 Visiting prof. at the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore-
  • Since 2011 Research director (exceptional class 1, DRCE1 at CNRS) at IGBMC, Illkirch, France
  • 2002 - 2005 Coordinator of the Transcription Department, IGBMC, Illkirch, France
  • 2001 - 2011 Research director (First class at CNRS, DR1/equivalent of Professor level) at IGBMC, Strasbourg (CNRS, DR1)
  • 1996 - 2001 Research director at IGBMC, Illkirch, France (CNRS, DR2) -
  • Since 1994 Group Leader at IGBMC; studying "The molecular mechanisms of basal and activated RNA pol. II transcription"
  • 1991-1995 Assistant professor at LGME/IGBMC, Illkirch (CNRS, CR1), -
  • 1988-1991 Post-doctoral fellow at LGME/CNRS-U184, Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg under the direction of Prof. P. Chambon
  • 1985 - 1988, Post-doctoral fellow at Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg; under the direction of Dr. Maria Bellard
  • 1981 - 1985, Ph.D. at Frédéric Joliot Curie National Institute for Radiobiology, Budapest (Hungary)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Regulation of RNA polymerase II transcription
  • Initiation of transcription
  • Subunits, structure, function and assembly of TFIID complexes
  • TATA box binding (TBP)-type factors
  • TBP-associated factors (TAFs)
  • Histone acetyl transferase (HAT) complexes
  • Subunits, structure, function and assembly of Spt-Ada-Gcn5-acetyltransferase (SAGA) complexes
  • Subunits, structure, function and assembly of ADA two A containing (ATAC) HAT complexes
  • Function of chromatin modification
  • Epigenetics
  • Macromolecular complex assembly pathways

Honours and Awards
  • 2001 Elected EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) member
  • 2001 Received the silver medal of CNRS (France)
  • 2005 Received the Helmholtz Humboldt Research Award (Germany
  • 2010 Elected as exterior member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Section of Biological Sciences
  • 2011 Received the « Grand Prix Etancelin » from the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 Received the ERC Advanced Grant of € 2.5 million for his project 'BIRTOACTION' (starting date 01. 01. 2014)

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