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François Taddei is co-founder (2005) and director of the CRI (Center for Interdisciplinary Research) since 2006. Since 1999, he has been Research Director at Inserm within the Systems Engineering and Dynamic Evolution team.

He has been at the helm of the Innovative Research Training Institute since 2012, and is a member of the Universciences and Dgesco scientific boards (General Directorate of School Education). François Taddei has held the UNESCO Chair in Science of Learning since 2014.

Polytechnique (X86), Chief Engineer of Bridges, Waters and Forests (1991), François Taddei supported a Ph.D. in molecular genetics in 1995 and obtained, the same year, an HDR (habilitation to direct research) at the university Paris 11, today Paris-Sud.

His postdoctoral research on the evolution of the mutation rate took place in France and Great Britain from 1996 to 1997. His research on the molecular and evolutionary mechanisms controlling genetic variability took place in the Jacques Institute’s mutagenesis laboratory. -Monod from 1991 to 1999. In 2004, François Taddei is in charge of the interdisciplinary life sciences master’s program program, until 2008.

In 2005, he co-founded the CRI, a research center on new ways of learning, teaching, research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life sciences, the sciences of learning and digital.

François Taddei has published in world scientific journals and received various awards as part of his research activities on the evolution and aging of bacteria.