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Chris Bowler

Contact details
Ecole normale supérieure, 46 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
Phone : (+33 (0) 144 32 35 25
Fax : (+33) (0) 144 32 39 35

Current position
 Director of Research at CNRS
 Head of Plant and Algal Genomics Lab at IBENS
 Scientific Coordinator of Tara Oceans programme
 Scientific Director of Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition

Education and qualifications
• 1987- PhD thesis at the Laboratorium Genetika (Profs. M. Van Montagu and Dirk Inzé), Universiteit Gent, Gent (Belgium). Title of thesis : A study of the role of superoxide dismutase in plants
• 1983- University of Warwick, Coventry (UK) Degree : B.Sc. (Hons) Class 2 Division 1 in Microbiology and Microbial Technology

Career overview
• 2016- Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, USA
• 2002- Directeur de Recherche, Classe Exceptionnelle (Director of Research) at CNRS and Head of Plant and Algal Genomics Lab at the Institut be Biologie de l’Ecole normale supérieure (IBENS), Paris, France
• 1998- "Primo Ricercatore" (Assoc. Prof.) at the Stazione Zoologica ‘Anton Dohrn,’ Naples (Italy)
• 1994- Marie Curie Fellow at the Stazione Zoologica ‘Anton Dohrn,’ Naples (Italy)
• 1991- Postdoctoral Research with Prof. N.-H. Chua, Rockefeller University, New York (USA)

• Elected member of the Academie d’Agriculture de France in 2018
• Grand Prix Scientifique from the Louis D Foundation (Institut de France) in 2015
• CNRS Silver Medal in 2010
• EMBO member since 1995

An updated list of Bowler publications and patents can be found here
Bowler’s CV