Dr Gilles Bloch, head of the CEA Life Sciences Division visits Washington, DC
Established in October 1945 by the General de Gaulle, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a leader in scientific research, development and innovation. This renowned institution aims "to become the leading technological research organization in Europe".
Dr Gilles Bloch heads the Life Sciences Division (DSV) of the CEA, a branch overseeing eight institutions providing state of the art research in a variety of specialized disciplines. Energy and healthcare constitute the two focus area of the DSV with the development of leading research programs in disciplines ranging from medical imaging and research in genomics, large scale biology, and protein engineering.
Dr Bloch began his career at the CEA in 1990 and was appointed Vice Director of the CEA Life Sciences Division in 2001 after holding various high level positions at different branches of the organization. During his visit to the U. S from December 11-18, Dr Bloch and his delegation will have the opportunity to meet their American counterparts at four different American laboratories specialized in bioenergy, photobiology and third generation bio fuels. This visit will facilitate a better understanding of the work of the CEA for the American scientific community and will help the French delegation learn more about American research in their focus area.
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