- Topology, dynamics and spatial development of complex biological networks
- Functional organization of cell nucleus/nucleoid
- Functional organization, folding and evolution of chromosomes
- Multi-intent optimization in natural and computational evolution.
François Képès is a cell biologist. He is currently studying, and aims at engineering, genome architecture. For this purpose he uses various approaches including bioinformatics and molecular, systems and synthetic biology.
François Képès is a Research Director at CNRS. He is the Founding director of the Epigenomics Project (Genopole), an Institute of Complex Studies that is dedicated to the emerging disciplines of Systems and Synthetic Biology. He is a Team Leader at the institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (Genopole, CNRS, UEVE). He is a permanent Invited Professor at Imperial College London. He is a member of the National Academy of Technologies of France.
François Képès is the author of over 100 scientific publications and the editor or author of 16 books and of 10 book chapters. He has organized or chaired numerous international and national scientific events, including many in Synthetic Biology since 2005, and he is currently a partner, PI or co-PI in six funded Projects, including four European ones. Dr. Képès serves as the editor of four international journals, as a referee for 19 others, and as an expert advisor for European, North- and South-American and Middle-East funding agencies. He acted as the team leader of the first French iGEM team, that was finalist and won the first prize of foundational research at MIT in 2007.