Gilles Boeuf

Gilles Boeuf is professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie/Sorbonne University (UPMC) where he carries out his research within the research team « Integrative biology of marine organisms » at the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls (OOB), in the Pyreneans, on the Mediterranean Sea.  He spent 20 years at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) in Brest, then he was director of OOB, the Arago Laboratory (UPMC and French National Center for Scientific Research “CNRS”). In Banyuls-sur-mer he was director for 6 years of the Observatory of the sciences of the Universe, and director of the research team «Models in cell and evolutionary biology» for 4 years. From 2009 to 2015 he was chairman of the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris.  He was also invited to teach «Sustainable Development, energy, environment and society» at the Collège de France for the academic year 2013-2014, devoting his lessons to the subject of « Biodiversity and its interrelationship with humankind ».