Institut Curie’s Executive Board appointed Bruno Goud as acting director of the Research Center starting on 1 September 2018.
Members of the Supervisory Board and Executive Board all paid tribute to Geneviève Almouzni for her work in heading up the Research Center throughout the past 5 years.
A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Cachan, Bruno Goud’s academic career began with immunology studies. “I developed an interest in cellular biology when I began studying endocytosis in lymphocytes,” he explains. Admitted to the CNRS in 1982 following his thesis on membrane traffic in the cells of the immune system, he joined Yale University in 1986, where he characterized intracellular transfer regulation related protein function in yeast. As a result, determining the molecular mechanisms involved in protein and lipid transport between eukaryotic cell compartments, and understanding how deregulation of these mechanisms leads to cancer, have become his primary areas of interest. His work in the field started at Institut Pasteur, followed by Institut Curie, where he has headed up the Molecular Mechanisms of Intracellular Transport team since 1995. Bruno Goud has also led the Cellular Compartmentalization and Dynamics Unit (UMR144/domain 4) since 2003. To reach his objectives, he takes a resolutely interdisciplinary approach that draws on all fields, from cellular and molecular biology to live cell imaging and physics.
Bruno Goud has been a member of the EMBO since 2005 and was awarded the Institut de France foundation’s Jaffé award in 2009, followed by the CNRS’ silver medal in 2011. He has been coordinator of the Labex CelTisPhyBio (PSL) since 2012, working with both physics and biology, and has coordinated the Institut de Convergences Q-Life since 2017, an institute that brings together around a hundred different teams working on quantitative biology approaches in schools and institutes attached to PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres). In 2013, he was awarded an ERC (European Research Council) advanced grant to further his research into intracellular transport mechanisms.