Félix Rey, collège des conseillers scientifiques

Félix Rey, membre interne, directeur de recherche CNRS, responsable de l’unité de Virologie structurale.


Félix Rey, born in 1957 in Misiones, Argentina, is a structural virologist. Research Director at CNRS, he is the Director of the CNRS UMR 3569 and the Head of the Institut Pasteur Structural Virology Unit. He is also the Co-Director of the “Protéopole” at the Institut Pasteur.


Félix Rey received a Master’s Degree in Physics in 1981, in Biochemistry in 1983 and his PhD in structural biology in 1988. He completed his post-doctoral studies in structural virology at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, in 1995.

Félix Rey started as a Junior Group Leader at the “Laboratoire d’Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales” at the CNRS campus of Gif-sur-Yvette, France (1995-1999). He then moved to become Director of the Structural Molecular Virology Laboratory (1999-2004) in the same campus. In 2004, he moved to the Institut Pasteur to become Director of the Virology Department until 2012.


Félix Rey received the “Médaille d’argent” from the CNRS in 2004, the “René et Andrée Duquesne” Prize in 2008, the Thérèse Lebrasseur Prize in 2012 and more recently in 2013 the Beijerinck Virology Prize awarded by the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an elected member of EMBO, the Academia Europae, the European Academy of Microbiology and the French Académie des Sciences. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Councils of several institutes of the Institut Pasteur international network (Montevideo, Seoul, Shanghai, and most recently, Laos) and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Partnership for Structural Biology in Grenoble. Among his editorial activities, he is Associate Director of the PLoS pathogens journal since 2008 and was between 2009-2013 editor or co-editor of many different issues of Current Opinion in Structural Biology, in Microbiology and in Virology.


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