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Alessandra Carbone: woman scientist of the year

Alessandra Carbone

Alessandra Carbone, professor at UPMC, was honored as "Woman Scientist of the Year" by the jury of the 9th Irène Joliot-Curie Prize from the French Department of Higher Education and Research.

The jury - chaired this year by Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008- has chosen to distinguish Alessandra Carbone, mathematician and Head of the Genomics of Microorganisms laboratory "for her outstanding personal contribution in the field of public or private research in France”.

Alessandra Carbone led the HCMD (Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy) project which goal was to accelerate research in genomics and proteomics of genetic diseases through a technology (called “grid computing”) allowing the sharing of huge computations over thousands of Internet users’ computers.

UPMC is particularly pleased with the distinction of a leading scientist who it has accompanied with the recent establishment of a joint unit with the CNRS, gathering around her several teams of young scientists recruited after an international invitation to tender. They have recently moved to a renovated space on the Cordeliers campus, for which the UPMC allowed one million Euros.