Jamal Tazi is professor of functional genomics at the University of Montpellier, Senior Member at the University Institute of France and deputy director of the health center biology " Rabelais" responsible for education and training. After a thesis on molecular and cellular biology defended in 1988, he performed a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Pathology Molcular (Austria), before joining the CNRS in 1990. For 20 years , he led the team " messenger RNA metabolism in metazoans " within the Institute for Molecular Genetics in Montpellier ( IGMM ) to gain a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of the expression of our genes and editing of their products. To ensure the transition between basic and applied research, and also to support these innovative projects to the clinical stage, in 2008 Jamal founded the company Splicos and established its partnership with public institutions as a cooperative laboratory, where he became Scientific Director. Jamal has co-authored over 90 publications in some of the leading international journals: Nature, Nature Cell Biology , Science, Cell, PNAS , EMBO J. His Work on RNA metabolism and its role in human disease allowed him to win three prizes; by the French Academy of Sciences in 1999, the French Academy of Medicine in 2006, in 2010 ARRI and in 2017 Médaille de l'innovation of CNRS. Internationally, Jamal is the coordinator of an European Associated Laboratory (LEA) and also a member of a European network of excellence (EURASNET) which brings together the best European research centers working on alternative splicing.
clinical development, medical