Françoise Gisou van der Goot

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Françoise Gisou van der Goot
Born (1964-09-09) September 9, 1964 (age 57)
Tehran
Alma materEcole Centrale de Paris
AwardsEMBO Young Investigator, Howard Hughes International Scholar award, Swiss Prix Marcel Benois
Websitewww.epfl.ch/labs/vdg/en

Françoise Gisou van der Goot (* September 19, 1964 in Tehran) is a Dutch microbiologist. Van der Goot studied engineering at the Ecole Centrale de Paris. She pursued a Doctor of Philosophy|PhD in molecular biophysics at the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre, France, and then a postdoc at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg. In 1994 she worked as a group leader in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Geneva and, subsequently, from 2001 as associate professor of microbiology and molecular medicine. Since 2006 she has been full professor of Molecular Microbiology|molecular and cellular microbiology at the Faculty of Life Sciences of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne|École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.[1][2] Currently she is Dean of the School of Life Sciences at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne|École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.[3]

She obtained an European Molecular Biology Organization|EMBO Young Investigator award[4] in 2001 and an Howard Hughes Medical Institute|Howard Hughes International Scholar award in 2005. In 2009 van der Goot received the Leehaards Foundation Research Prize[5] and the Marcel Benoist Prize.[6] Both later prices were awarded for her contributions to the biochemistry of the bacterial toxin of the anthrax pathogen at the host cell membrane.

Van der Goot has been member of scientific boards such as the Swiss National Science Foundation,[7] the Swiss Science Council and the European Research Council (ERC).[1]

Van der Goot is married to Swiss biologist Jean Gruenberg and has two children.

References

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  2. "Van der Goot Lab ‐ EPFL". Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  3. Evangelista, Sandy (2020-04-06). ""The most important thing is staying in touch"".
  4. "Find an EMBO Young Investigator / EMBO Installation Grantee / EMBO Global Investigator". yip-search.embo.org. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  5. "Etude des mécanismes amenant des pathogènes à être mortels pour l'homme". Fondation Leenaards - Favoriser la dynamique créatrice (in français). Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  6. "Past laureates – Marcel Benoist Foundation". marcel-benoist.ch. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  7. "Former SSC members". www.swir.ch. Retrieved 2020-07-29.

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