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September 15, 2014

"Philippe Noirot to lead Argonne's Biosciences Division"

Philippe Noirot has been appointed as the new division director of the Biosciences Division.

Philippe brings more than 28 years of research expertise focusing on systems biology and synthetic biology in bacteria, interactomics and DNA replication and recombination. He held a variety of positions at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France, most recently as deputy director of the Micalis Institute. He is the author or co-author of nearly 50 articles in refereed journals and book chapters.

In his new role, he will be responsible for developing, managing and expanding world-class basic and applied research programs that integrate basic biomolecular research with microbial and ecosystem science through pursuit of new, innovative and cutting-edge scientific directions.

Overseeing a divisional staff of more than 40 researchers and support staff, Philippe will also lead efforts in fostering, directing and developing collaborative partnerships with national and international researchers from science, academia and industry to advance scientific discovery as well as interdivisional research initiatives. He will also focus on anticipating trends in and needs for biological research in order to formulate long-range program objectives and strategies.



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