A. Rachid Rahmouni

Dr. A. Rachid Rahmouni obtained a PhD in molecular  biophysics at the University of Orléans in France where he studied DNA structure and its interaction  with the anti-tumor drug, cisplatinum. He then spent 3 years at the university of Alabama in Birmingham (USA) where he developped the use of chemical probes to reveal the effect of transcription on local DNA supercoiling in bacteria. Back to Orléans in 1991 as a research scientist at the French research institution CNRS, he studied bacterial transcription regulation at the level of transcript elongation and termination by Rho factor. Since 2000, he is a research director at the CNRS and the work of his team is now more dedicated to the study of mRNA metabolism and RNA-protein interactions in the yeast S. cerevisiae, especially the mechanisms of mRNP biogenesis, quality control and nuclear export.