Xavier GIDROL, Ph.D
Head of the Laboratoire Biomics & Large Scale Biology Unit
CEA (Atomic Energy & Alternative Energy Commission),
INSERM U1038, University Grenoble Alpes
Xavier Gidrol received is PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from Aix-Marseille University in 1984. He conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard School of Public Health and at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore. He specialized in transcriptional regulation of gene expression.
He secured a tenure position at INRA France, and then served as Associate Director of R&D at Xenometrix Inc., a spin-off start-up from Harvard University, where his interest in global approaches and genomics was cultivated. He then joined in 2000 the newly created Functional Genomics Laboratory at France's Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Paris and managed it until 2008. This laboratory focused on large scale functional genomics approaches to analyze proliferation/differentiation balance in oncology. In 2009, he was appointed director of a new laboratory, "Biomics" at CEA in Grenoble, applying microsystems for cell biology, to focus on large scale RNAi-based functional screening, 3D organoids and miRNA in oncology. Since 2015, he manages both the Biomics Laboratory and the "Large Scale Biology Unit" at CEA Grenoble Xavier Gidrol authored or co-authored more than 110 publications.