Genoscope, Académie des sciences

Jean Weissenbach has directed the Genoscope - Centre national de séquençage within the CEA Genomics Institute (1997-2015). He played a pioneering role in the exploration and analysis of genomes, in particular the human genome. His current research focuses on the genomics and biochemical capabilities of the microorganisms in the environment. He is particularly interested in exploration of the biocatalytic biodiversity of living systems. Jean Weissenbach is a member of Académie des sciences, gold medal of the CNRS and has received prizes and distinctions in France and abroad.