Biography

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family name, First name: FONTECAVE, Marc
Nationality: France
Date of Birth: 09.27.1956
Laboratoire de Chimie des Processus Biologiques, Collège de France, 11 Place Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 PARIS.

  • EDUCATION

1975-1980 — École Normale Supérieure de l’Enseignement Technique (School for Advanced Technical Studies), Cachan
1978 — Competitive teaching exam (agrégation) in Physical Sciences — Chemistry
1981 — PhD thesis, University of Paris VI
1984 — Doctorate in Science, University of Paris VI
1985-1986 — Post-doctoral position, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

  • CURRENT POSITIONS

Professor, Collège de France, Paris (since 2008)
Director of the Laboratory of Chemistry of Biological Processes, Collège de France, Paris
Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Collège de France, Paris
President of the Foundation of the Collège de France
Member of the French Academy of Sciences (since 2005)

  • PREVIOUS POSITIONS

1980-1981 — Assistant Professor, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
1981-1985 — Research assistant (attaché de recherches) CNRS-ENS Paris
1985-1986 — Post-doctoral fellow, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
1985-1988 — Researcher (chargé de recherches) CNRS, Université René Descartes (Paris V)
1988-2008 — Professor, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble

  • AWARDS

1991-1996 — Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
1996 — Policart-Lacassagne Award (Academy of Sciences)
2004 — Silver medal of the CNRS
2005-2009 — Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
2005 — Election at the French Academy of Sciences
2009-2010 — Holder of the Sir Raman Chair at the Science Academy of India
2010 — Election at Academia Europea
2010 — Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite
2012 — Achille-Le-Bel Award, French Chemical Society
2015 — Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur

  • INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1995-1998 — Director, Doctoral School Chemistry-Biology of the University J. Fourier (UJF), Grenoble
1997-2006 — Director, Laboratory of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Redox Biological Centers, Grenoble
1999-2001 — Scientific Adviser of the Director of Research, Ministry of Research and Technology, Paris
1998-2006 — Member, Scientific Council of University J. Fourier (UJF), Grenoble
2002-2005 — Member, Scientific Council of Indo-French Center for Promotion of Advanced Research
2004-2008 — Member, National Committee of Scientific Research
2003-2006 — Director, Department Cellular Responses and Dynamics, CEA, Grenoble
2003-2008 — Director, Federative Research Institute (IFR) 27, Grenoble
2004-2007 — Member, Administration Board, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris
2004-2007 — Member, Scientific Council of Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan
2006-2007 — Director, Institute of Metals in Biology, Grenoble
2006-2008 — Director, Institute of Research in Life Technologies and Sciences CEA, Grenoble
2008-2009 — President, Scientific Council of the France-Berkeley Fund
2009-2012 — President, Scientific Council of the Town of Paris
2010-2012 — Member, Administration Board, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris
2010-2012 — Member, Scientific Council of Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan
2012-2015 — Member, Research Council of the University PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres), Paris
2012-today — Secretary, Board of the Professors of Collège de France, Paris
2013-today — Member, International Advisory Board of Angewandte Chemistry
2015-today — President, Foundation of the Collège de France, Paris