Curriculum vitae

 

 

Personal Data :

Goldberg Michel E.

Born September 28, 1938 - Neuilly-sur-Seine - France.

French Citizen

Married, two children.

 

Education :

Engineer (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris,1959-1961)

BSc in Biochemistry (Paris University, 1964)

PhD in Biochemistry (Paris University, 1967)

 

Positions :

1962-1968:                Research Associate (DGRST, CNRS)

1968-1972:                Associate Professor at the University of Paris 7

1972-1974:                Associate Professor at the University of Paris 7 - Chief of Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur

1974-1978:                Professor at the University of Paris 7 - Chief of Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur

1978-1979:                Scientific Director of the Institut Pasteur

1979-1984:                 Professor at the University of Paris 7 - Chief of Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur

1985-1998:                 Professor at the University of Paris 7 - Professor at the Institut Pasteur

1998-2005:               Honorary Professor of the Universities - Professor at the Institut Pasteur

Since 2005 :               Honorary Professor of the Universities - Honorary Professor & Invited Researcher at the Institut Pasteur.

  


Laboratories :

1962-1964:                Unit of Cellular Biochemistry (Pr. J. Monod) - Institut Pasteur - Paris

1964-1966:                Department of Biochemistry (Pr. R.L. Baldwin) - Stanford University (USA)

1966-1979:                Unit of Cellular Biochemistry (Pr. J. Monod - Pr. G. Cohen) - Institut Pasteur - Paris

1979-1989:                Unit of Biochemistry of Cellular Regulations (Pr. A. Ullmann) - Institut Pasteur - Paris

1989-2001:                Unit of Cellular Biochemistry (Pr. M. Goldberg) - Institut Pasteur-  Paris

2002-2005:                Unit of Protein Folding and Modeling (Pr. M. Goldberg) - Institut Pasteur - Paris

 

VISITED LABORATORIES

1981 (June-September):  Department of Biological Chemistry (Pr. Y. Milner) - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

1983 (July-August):        Department of Structural Biology (Pr. L. Stryer) - Stanford University (USA)

1985 (May-June):            University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Pr. R. Pain) (UK)

1986 (June-July):           Department of Biological Chemistry (Pr. Y. Milner) - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel).

1990-1991:                  Regensburg University (Pr. R. Jaenicke)

 

Administrative responsIbilities :

-  Head of the Biochemistry Department (1970-1971 and 1981-1982) - University of Paris 7

-  Scientific Director of the Institut Pasteur (1976-1979)

-  Member of the Board of Governors of "Institut Pasteur Production" (1975-1981)

-  Director of the "Inserm-Pasteur Cell Sorting Facility" (1979-1993)

-  Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institut Pasteur (1985-1988 and 1989-1991)

-  Scientific Coordinator of the Pasteur-Weizmann Scientific Collaboration (1986-1996)

-  Director of the CNRS-Associated Research Unit 1129: "Metabolic Regulation of Biosynthetic Pathways: Molecular Aspects" (1989-1999)

-  Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Pasteur-Weizmann Committee for Cancer Research (1996-2003)

-  Member and Secretary of the Board of Administration of Institut Pasteur (1991-1997)

-   Chairman, Unit of Cellular Biochemistry, Institut Pasteur (1989-2001)

-   Chairman, Unit of Protein Folding and Modeling, Institut Pasteur (2002- 2005)

-   Member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute - Israel (2002- ...)

-   Chairman of the Pasteur-Weizmann Council for Cancer Research (2003- 2012)

-   Co-founder and Spokesman of the LIST (Lascaux International Scientific Thinktank) (2009 - ...)

-   Member of the Advisory Board of 2Bio (Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology - Natal - Brazil) (2012 - ....)

Honorary Chairman of the Board and Benefactor Member of the Pasteur-Weizmann Council for Cancer Research (2012 - ...)

 


Collaboration with industries:

    1984-1985 :  Advisor to GENETICA (the first biotechnology branch of Rhne-Poulenc) for the valorisation of inclusion bodies produceds

                     by recombinant bacteria.

   1982-1991:   Advisor to Mot-Hennessy, then LVMH for research

    1999-2010:   Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of SENOMYX, a San Diego-based biotechnology company aimed at becoming a leader in the discovery and

                           development of flavour modulators for the food and beverage industry.

    2012-2015:  Member of the Advisory Board of OMNIS Biotecnologia SA, a Sao Paulo-based biotechnology company involved in the valorization

                           and recycling of waste from agroindustry, particularly biomethane production.

    2016 - ....   :  Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ANIMA BIOTECH, a Biotechnology company based in Tel Aviv (Israel) that has developed a method

                           for quantitative imaging of active protein synthesis and applies it to the discovery of drugs controling protein translation.



Present Memberships :

-  European Molecular Biology Organization

-  Protein Society (USA).

-  Biophysical Society (USA)

 

Distinctions:

-  Alexander von Humboldt Award (1989)

-  Knight of the French Order of Merit (1990)

-  Max Planck Award for Research (1994)

-  Knight of the Legion of Honor (1999)

 

Scientific work :

Research areas

-      Physical-chemical studies on the molecular mechanisms by which newly synthesized proteins acquire their biologicaly active conformation - Relations between this conformation and the biological function of the protein.

-      Molecular mechanisms of the recognition of a protein by specific antibodies

-      Use of flow-cytometry in basic immonology, biology and medicine.

-      Chromosome sorting by flow cytometry

-      Structure and transconformation of the Prion in sheep scrappie.

 

Publications

-    129 articles in international journals with review comittee.

-    13 chapters in specialized books

-    8 chapters in technical books

-    3 popular publications.