Name : VALLETTE
First name : François
Date of birth : 07/07/58
Place of birth : Paris 9eme
Citizenship : french
Title : Director of Research INSERM (1st class)
Head of the lab “apoptosis and tumoral progression” team 9 of the Center of Cancer Research Nantes-Angers ( UMR INSERM 892 /CNRS 6299/ Université de Nantes).
Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie Nantes-Angers
UMR 892 INSERM/ 6299 CNRS/ Université de Nantes
8 quai Moncousu, 44035 Nantes CEDEX 01 France.
Tel : 33 (0)228080324
PhD Thesis (Biochemistry), University of Paris VII, 1984
HDR, University of Paris VI, 1993
Member of the "section 24" of the CoNRS (2012-16)
Member of the Editorial Boards of "Genes & Cancer"
Associate member of the Editorial Boards of "BMC Cancer", "BMC Cell Biology".
Area of expertise
Oncogenesis, apoptosis, mitochondria, intracellular traffic.
I am interested in the molecular mechanisms involved in the control of apoptosis in brain tumors. This includes the control of the acitvities of members of the bCL-2 family by lipids, glucose metabolism and epigenetic regulation. Our studies belong to both basic and translational researches.