Research Director at CNRS
Founding Scientific Director of the Epigenomics Project (Genopole®)
Founding Coordinator of the institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (UEVE, Genopole®) - iSSB (rated A by AERES, open Jan 2010)
Founding Coordinator of the master 2 in Systems and Synthetic Biology (UEVE, ECP, Agro, TSP) - mSSB (rated A+ by AERES, open Sept 2010)
Founding Coordinator of the European Research Network in Systems Biology - GDRE513
Supervisor for CNRS of the European Research Area in Systems Biology - ERASysBio
and in Synthetic Biology - ERASynBio
François Képès has organized or chaired numerous international and national scientific events, including many events in Synthetic Biology since 2005. He is a co-PI in three current European Projects and one OSEO public-private partnership, and a partner in a fourth European project. Dr. Képès is the editor of four international journals, referee for 19 others. He is an expert advisor for European, North- and South-American and Middle-East funding agencies. He sits on the Steering (resp. Scientific) Committees of the Paris (resp. Rhône-Alpes) Institute of Complex Systems. He is a referent for Synthetic Biology at the French Ministry of Research, Embassy in USA and UK, Parliamentary Office of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST), Academy of Technology, CNRS.