François Leulier

Current position

Group leader, Research scientist (CR1)

Host institution

Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon, ENS Lyon, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard, France


Functional genomics of host/intestinal bacteria interactions

          François Leulier’s research goals are twofold : first, using Drosophila melanogaster and one of its dominant commensal bacterial partner, Lactobacillus plantarum, he aims at deciphering the molecular dialogue governing the mutualistic interaction between intestinal bacteria and their host, especially in the context of juvenile growth, and second, he aims at translating this knowledge to mammalian models in order to consider applied solution to modulate microbiota-related disease traits.

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• 2003 Ph. D. in Genetics, University Paris 7, Bruno Lemaitre's Lab

• 2004-2007 Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, Pascal Meier's lab

• 2007-2012: CNRS scientist (CR2), Bruno Lemaitre and then Julien Royet's labs

• 2012 Appointed group leader at Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Lyon, France


• EMBO YIP (Young Investigator Program) Award, 2011

• Bronze Medal of the CNRS (Best Young Scientist), 2013

• Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), 2012