Francis-André Wollman is Emeritus Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), EMBO member and vice-president foreign affairs of the French Academy of Sciences. Since the mid-70ies, he developed his research in Paris, France, at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique (IBPC), of which he was appointed Director for a ten year term in 2007. His research focuses on the biogenesis, regulation and evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis using genetics of the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, for biophysical, biochemical and structural studies. Wollman and his team provided a dynamic view of chloroplast gene expression, enabling photosynthesis to be highly responsive to an ever-changing environment through its bioenergetic integration and metabolic flexibility. Thus much of his research has focused on the way the environment impacts the production of bioenergy.
credit for the photo: Simon CASSANAS – Académie des sciences