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François Taddei

Founder and Director, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

François Taddei is graduate of Polytechnique. He is also a chief engineer in Bridge, Water and Forests Administration and has a PhD in molecular and cellular genetics. He manages in Inserm the team « Advanced engineering systems and evolutionary dynamics ».
François Taddei has been invited to write a report about the future of education by the OECD and presented his visions of the future of training through research in many contexts, as the World Innovation Summit for Education and the World Science Forum. He organized at the CRI the first conferences dedicated to the new learning methods through research.
In 2012, he won the tender bid about excellence initiatives in innovative training (IDEFI). He founded then the Innovative Institut of training through research (IIFR) to develop and support innovative approaches in research and education. In 2013, he set up the program « one school, one researcher, one experience » in primary school in Paris. In 2014 he became the chairholder of the UNESCO Chair of Education Science. He received many national awards (Price of basic research at Inserm and Liliane Bettencourt Price for life sciences) and international awards (European Young Investigator Award, Human Frontier Science Program) for his publications in the best international press reviews as Nature, Science, Cell, PNAS, PLoS… He is also a former member of the High Council of Education, member of the scientific Council of Universcience, of the General Management of Education of the Ministry of National Education and since 2013 member of the Strategic Direction Committee France Université Numérique.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

The interdisciplinary research center delivers a master’s degree called «Life interdisciplinary approaches » (AIV), a bachelor’s degree and a PhD « Frontières du Vivant » (FdV). After being in charge of the AIV Master, François Taddei has taken the lead since 2007 of the doctorate program FdV that explores further the frontiers of knowledge and the frontiers of discoveries enabled by digital tools.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

All over the world

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

None of us is more intelligent than all of us together.


@François Taddei