CNRS Research Director, Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins, Lyon, France
Pierre Falson got his PhD at the LYON University. He is a CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) Research Director, enzymologist and membrane proteins biochemist, co-leading the Drug resistance mechanism and modulation team in the BMSSI CNRS-UCBL1 Research Unit. PFhas published 54 publications, patented 6 inventions and licensed2 to CALIXAR, a startup which he co-founded. He was awarded in 1991 by the Maurice Nicloux prize from the French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in 2010 and 2011 by the “National competition of innovative start-ups” and by the Innovation and Transfer Technology prize from theCNRS.
The “Drug Resistance Mechanism and Modulation” group is studying the molecular and cellular mechanism of multidrug ABC (“ATP-binding cassette”) transporters which are responsible for cellular resistance to multiple chemotherapeutics.