Personal Data :
Goldberg Michel E.
Born September 28, 1938 - Neuilly-sur-Seine - France.
Married, two children.
Engineer (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris,1959-1961)
BSc in Biochemistry (Paris University, 1964)
PhD in Biochemistry (Paris University, 1967)
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.
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
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
: Advisor to GENETICA (the first biotechnology branch of
Rhône-Poulenc) for the valorisation of inclusion bodies produceds
by recombinant bacteria.
1982-1991: Advisor to Moët-Hennessy, then LVMH for research
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
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)
- 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 :
- 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.
- 129 articles in international journals with review comittee.
- 13 chapters in specialized books
- 8 chapters in technical books
- 3 popular publications.