Chaired by Dr. Philippe Marlière, Co-founder and designer of the project, it is composed of leading scientists:
Prof. Dr. Donald HILVERT – Head of a research group at the ETH Zürich (Switzerland):
His research program focuses on understanding how enzymes work and evolve and on mimicking the properties of these remarkable catalysts in the laboratory.
Prof. Dieter SÖLL – Member of the US Academy of Sciences:
He heads a research laboratory at Yale University in New Haven (Connecticut, USA) investigating the biocatalytic and evolutionary basis of protein biosynthesis.
Prof. Terence HWA – Head of a laboratory:
He is the principal investigator of the Laboratory of Quantitative Biology, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at University of California San Diego (USA). His activities are in the area of quantitative and systemic biology, an emerging field at the interface of biology, biochemistry, engineering, and physics.
Dr. Jean WEISSENBACH – Director of the Genoscope:
He is the Director of Genoscope, the French genome sequencing center, which he founded in 1997. Now part of the Genomics Institute of the CEA, Genoscope is searching new enzyme activities using genomics and large scale experimentation. Dr. Weissenbach is a member of the French Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Jean-Marc PARIS – Honorary Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris:
Former Director of the R&D division responsible for antibiotic discovery at Rhône Poulenc Rorerbefore joining Rhodia, where he worked as Scientific Director for organic chemistry and biotechnologies.
Dr. Bernard BADET – Head of a research group at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (Gif-sur-Yvette, France):
His Institut is interested in the understanding of the enzyme mechanism towards the development of chemical tools for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Dr. Yves GIMBERT – Head of a research group as part of the Département de Chimie Moléculaire:
It is a CNRS laboratory based within the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France.