Members of the Executive Board are also Advisory Boards members.
• Peter Kroth
Peter Kroth is Professor for Plant Ecophysiology at the University of Konstanz since 2001. He graduated at the University of Duesseldorf, Germany, in Biology and spent some of his PostDoc time in the lab of Prof. Arthur Grossman, Carnegie Institution, Stanford. His research interests are focused on the physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of algae, especially diatoms. Furthermore; he studies the formation of photoautotrophic biofilms. He is currently the President of the Phycology section within the German Botanical Society.
• Jean-Claude Michalski
Jean-Claude Michalski is INSERM Research Director (DR1). He is Director of the UMR CNRS /University Lille1 8576 “Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle” (UGSF) and Head of the Biochemistry Department at University Lille 1. He is one of the leaders in the field of Glycomics and internationally recognized in the glycobiology community for his work on glycoprotein catabolism and biosynthesis. His research combined development of structural methods for Glycomics and Glycoproteomic (mostly mass-spectrometry and NMR based), as well as interest in the biological functions of glycans and their dysregulations in human pathologies, Jean-Claude Michalski is the French representative at the International Glycobiology Organisation (IGO), and is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF) network in Glycosciences (Euroglycoforum) in charge of Education. He has organized several international meetings including training schools in glycobiology (FEBS and EMBO). He is member of many national scientific committees (Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer, Vaincre la Mucoviscidose, FRM Nord-Pas de Calais, Member of the CNRS National Committee (CoCNRS, section 21). Expert for AERES and ANR. He is co-Director of the Doctoral School “Biologie Santé de Lille –ED BSDL”.
• Hervé Moreau
Hervé Moreau is CNRS Research Director and is the head of the “Genomics of phytoplankton” (GENOPHY) group at the Observatoire Océanologique of Banyuls sur Mer. He has published more than 60 Peer-Reviewed scientific articles in international journals. His major interest is in understanding the adaptation of phytoplankton to marine environments. He developed new emerging green micro-algal models and established tools to make comparative genomics of closely related pico-eukaryotes. The objective is to study the gene content of these micro-organisms in relation to their ecological niche, the ultimate goal is to understand how their populations are regulated. This will finally find its application in the understanding of oceanic primary production which represents half of the photosynthesis on the planet.