- Director of the Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice (IRCAN)
- Professor of Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Genetics, CHU Nice
- Head of the “Telomere, senescence and cancer” team at the IRCAN, Nice.
- Chair of the Inserm cross-cutting program AGEMED (from AGEd cells to MEDical applications)
Education & Training
1976-1983 Student Faculty of Medicine Lariboisière-Saint-Louis, University Paris VII.
1978-1983 Student of “Ecole Normale Supérieure”, 45 rue d'Ulm-Paris,
1981-1990 PhD, post-doc and “Chargé de Recherche CNRS” at the Institut Pasteur (Pariis) in M. Hofnung's group.
1991-1993 Researcher in S. Gasser's group at the ISREC (Lausanne, Switzerland) on yeast telomeres.
1994-2009 Group leader at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Lyon, France) on telomere and epigenetics.
- Before the 90’s, telomeres were mostly considered as DNA repeats of a certain length depending on the presence of telomerase. Overall, the work of Eric Gilson contributed to broaden this view by revealing an unusual organization of telomeric chromatin and unexpected links between this chromatin, telomere length regulation and chromosome end stability. Therefore, his work had and still has a strong influence not only for telomere people but also for researchers working on the higher-order structure of chromatin, replication, DNA damage response and senescence-
- 307 publications, h-index = 60, 12 624 citations
- -4 patents;
- - >100 invited talks at international conferences (Keystone, CSH, AACR, EMBO, FASEB, Les Treilles, Juan March, Joseph Steiner/CNIO, AIMB…);
- - 15 conference organizations (CSHA, Conf. J. Monod, ICAD…).
Honors & Recognitions
2002 Prize Marguerite Delahautemaison of “Fondation de la Recherche Médicale”
2003 EMBO member
2010 Prize EUROCANCER
2010 Prize Fondation Allianz-Institut de France
2013 Academia Europaea Member
2018 Prize Charles Leopold MAYER from the French Academy of Sciences