Anne Dejean, Board of Scientific Advisors

Anne Dejean (Institut Pasteur), Research Director at Inserm, Head of the Nuclear Organization and Oncogenesis Unit.


Anne Dejean, born in 1957 in France, is a molecular biologist in oncology. Research Director, classe exceptionnelle, at INSERM and Professor at the Institut Pasteur, she is the Director of the INSERM Unit 993 (Molecular and Cellular Biology of Tumors) and of the Institut Pasteur Nuclear Organisation and Oncogenesis laboratory.


She studied at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris where she earned her Ph.D. in Virology in 1983 and her Doctorat es Sciences in Biochemistry in 1988.

Anne Dejean has devoted her research to the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development of human cancers first as a research fellow in the laboratory of Pierre Tiollais before becoming team leader at the Institut Pasteur in 1991.
She has also served in several scientific advisory and evaluation boards including at the Association for Cancer Research (1997-2003), the Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer (2001-2003), the Scientific Council of INSERM (2003-2007), the Study Section on ‘Research Organization in France’ at the Ministère de la Recherche (2008-2010), the Scientific Committee of INSERM, ‘Genetics, Development and Cancer’ Section (President: 2008-2012), the Scientific Council of the Ligue Contre le Cancer Paris, since 2004 and the Scientific Council of the Ville de Paris, since 2008. She presides the Scientific Council of the Belgium Cancer Foundation for Fundamental Research since 2011.


EMBO Member (1995), member of the French Academy of Science (2004) and corresponding member of the French Academy of Medicine (2004). Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (2007) and Officier du Mérite (2012). Recipient of several French research prizes, including Mergier-Bourdeix (1997), Rosen (1998), Mitjaville (1999) and several international prizes, including ISI highly cited scientist (h-index: 57), Hamdam of Medecine (2000), Gagna and Van Heck (2003), Léopold Griffuel (2010) and L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science (2010).

Updated on 16/06/2014


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