Jacques POUYSSÉGUR, PhD

Research Institute of Cancer & Aging, NICE, FR

Jacques Pouysségur graduated from an Engineering School in Biochemistry of the University of Lyon (France), where he obtained his PhD in 1972.
He spent two years as a post-doctoral scientist at the National Cancer Institute of NIH (USA) and established his own research group in 1980 at the CNRS Biochemistry Centre of the University of Nice (France).
After directing the CNRS Institute of Signaling, Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, from 1997 to 2008, his team recently joined the new Research Institute of Cancer & Aging (IRCAN) in Nice and the Biomedical Department of the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM).
Jacques Pouysségur has previous experience in bacterial and somatic cell genetics, metabolism, Na+-H+ exchange, pH regulation, G protein-coupled receptors and MAP kinase signaling in the context of growth control in mammalian cells. His group has been interested for the last 15 years in hypoxia signalling, angiogenesis, cancer metabolism, nutrient sensing and amino-acid transport.
He is a member of EMBO, the French and European Academy of Sciences. He is the past President of the International Advisory board of the National Cancer Institute.