Anne Ephrussi, Board of Scientific Advisors

Anne Ephrussi, Head of the Developmental Biology Unit at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).


Anne Ephrussi, born in 1955 in Paris, is Senior Scientist since 1998 and Head of the Developmental Biology Unit at the EMBL since 2007. After many years at the helm of the EMBL International PhD Programme, she now directs the EMBL International Center for Advanced Training (EICAT), which coordinates activities of the EMBL PhD and Postdoctoral Programmes, EMBL Courses and Conferences, as well as all the advanced scientific training activities at the EMBL.



Anne Ephrussi received her BA from Harvard University, in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Anne Ephrussi completed her first postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Thomas Maniatis at Harvard University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1986-1989). She then continued with a second postdoctoral fellowship at the Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Professor Ruth Lehmann working on mRNA localization in Drosophila (1989-1992).
In 1992, Anne Ephrussi established her own research group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg focused on genetic, molecular, and cell biological investigation of the processes underlying cell polarity, as well as of the mechanisms of mRNA localization and translational control. Anne Ephrussi has served on numerous study sections, review, advisory panels, and search committees in France and abroad. She currently serves as Panel member for the ERC, and as member of the French Haut Conseil de la Science et de la Technologie.


Anne Ephrussi is Member of Academia Europaea, Académie des Sciences, Paris and of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She received the IUBMB E.C. Slater Medal in 2000 and is Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite since 2011.

Updated on 16/06/2014


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