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François FERRON


AFMB Polytech Case 925
Campus de Luminy
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13288 Marseille CEDEX 09
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Viral Replicases : Structure, Mechanism and Drug-Design


- François Ferron obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics from the Université de la Méditerranée of Marseilles at the Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (mentors: Dr. B. Canard and Dr. S. Longhi). He got post-doctoral training in structural biology, at Boston Biomedical Research Institute in Boston, U.S.A. and became a research fellow at University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Physiology Dept., Philadelphia, U.S.A. (mentor: Prof. R. Dominguez). In late 2008 he joined the CNRS team “Proteins from Emergent Viruses and Parasitology” in Marseilles, France (mentor: Dr. J. Lescar) to work on Phlebovirus viral genome packaging. Since 2010, he holds a CNRS researcher position in the team “Viral Replication: Structure, Mechanisms, and Drug Design” at the Architecture and Functions of Biological Macromolecules Laboratory – Aix-Marseille Université, Marseilles, France. His current interests are focused on the structural assembly of macromolecular complexes forming viral replication machineries.

Latest Publications

  1. Saez-Ayala M, Yekwa EL, Carcelli M, Canard B, Alvarez K, Ferron F
    IUCrJ 5 223-235
  2. Selisko B, Papageorgiou N, Ferron F , Canard B
    Viruses 10
  3. Ferron F , Subissi L, Silveira De Morais AT, Le NTT, Sevajol M, Gluais L, Decroly E, Vonrhein C, Bricogne G, Canard B, Imbert I
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 115 E162-E171

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