patrice gouet Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Course and current status


2016-present: Leader of the team "Retroviruses and Structural Biochemistry", MMSB-IBCP, Lyon

2011-2015: Rotated leadership of the team "Biocrystallography and Structural Biology of Therapeutic Targets", BMSSI-IBCP, Lyon

2005-present: Professor of Biochemistry (2nd  then 1rst class) University of Lyon 1; research activity in the Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins (IBCP), Lyon 

2000-2005: CNRS research scientist, 1rst class (CR1) in the IBCP, Lyon

1998-2000: CR1 in the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS), Toulouse

1993-1998: Postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics (LMB), University of Oxford, UK

Education and Diploma

2002: Authority to direct research (HDR), University of Lyon 1

1989-1993: PhD Thesis in Biological Crystallography, University of Paris 11; PhD fellow in the Institute of Structural Biology (IBS), Grenoble

1988-1989: DEA in Biological Crystallography, University of Paris 11.

1986-1988: Magister in Physics, University of Grenoble 1

Scientific summary


Sector: structural biology, X-ray crystallography, biochemistry, bioinformatics

Ongoing research: structural studies of retroviral proteins (Integrase, Matrix, Capsid) and therapeutic targets of opportunistic pathogens (type 2 secretion systems, Ser/Thr kinases); development of the ESPript/ENDscript webserver (

Descriptive statistics: 52 articles in peer-reviewed journals and >4,800 career citations in Web of Science; citation index H=22 in Wos; 48 crystal structures in the Protein Data Bank; more than 15,000 visits per year from 12 countries for the ESPript/ENDscript webserver


Lectures in structural biology and virology, biochemistry, X-ray crystallography at the University of Lyon 1, ENS of Lyon, the School of Engineering INSA of Lyon

Responsible for four teaching modules in structural biology, biocrystallography and biochemistry of infectious agents

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