Gilles Mirambeau

Maître de conférences, Sorbonne Université

Being a teen-ager, I have been very impressed in 1974 by René Dumont and the concept of ecology. But I started my studies dedicated to Biochemistry in 1977 at UPMC Paris 6. Then I became a molecular biologist with a permanent position since 1984 at the UMPC now Sorbonne Universités having a global expertise about DNA, RNA, proteins and nucleoprotein assemblies and teaching at the Master of Molecular and Cellular Biology (BMC)
Beside my teaching, I have been working in several research centers including Institut André Lwoff, Institut Pasteur, Institut Gustave Roussy and IDIBAPS (Barcelona).
Since January 2013 up to October 2017, I was deeply involved as a science activist in EuroScience and its digital magazine, EuroScientist. Since April 2018, I am involved in supporting the development of the spanish association AEAC inspired by the AAAS model.
Having an irrepressible vocation for making science at the frontiers of knowledge in a multidisciplinary and cooperative atmosphere, I focused my research during the 80s on the unexpected highly tensed state of the DNA found in archae living at high temperature. Then I switched to HIV and its macromolecular machine in the early 90s with stays at Institut Pasteur and Institut Gustave Roussy. Following my teaching activity at UPMC, I jumped from Paris to Barcelona, where I have been engaged at IDIBAPS from 2007 to August 2016 in my slow and non-dogmatic research about the HIV viral machine.
I am starting now new challenges with the marine plankton and its viruses with the support of the Sorbonne University. One of them is to join a highly transversal and international community dedicated to develop a new seatizen project: Plankton Planet. The other will be very soon to join the CRG at Barcelona as an invited researcher to develop there new projects in a close partnership with the Oceanographic Observatory of Banyuls about plankton-associated viruses and extracellular vesicles and new tools for the seatizens of Plankton Planet.


  • –present
    Professor of Molecular Biology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) – Sorbonne Universités


  • 1981 
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Biochemistry
  • France, Paris & Espagne, Barcelone
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