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Biography of Doctor Xavier Gidrol

Dr Xavier GIDROL

Head of BIOMICS Laboratory
Head of (CEA/INSERM/UGA) Unit 1038 “Biologie à Grande Echelle” CEA, BIG, Grenoble, France
Xavier Gidrol received is PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from Aix-Marseille University. He performed post-doctoral research at Harvard School of Public Health and at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore. He was specialized in transcriptional regulation of gene expression.

He got 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 he got interested in global approaches and genomics. 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, to use microsystems for cell biology, where he focuses on 3D organoids, organs-on-chip and RNAi-based functional genomics in oncology. Since 2015 he manages both the Biomics Laboratory and the “Large Scale Biology Unit (CEA/INSERM/UGA)” at CEA Grenoble. Xavier Gidrol authored or co-authored more than 110 publications.

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BGE / Biomics
Center : Grenoble / BIG
Expertise : Genomics, large scale biology, microsystems for cell biology, large scale RNAi screen in oncology