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2017 CNRS Innovation Medal laureate: Jamal Tazi

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  00:03:13  2017  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

As a 2017 CNRS Innovation medallist, Jamal Tazi, a specialist in functional genomics, and research team leader in the molecular genetics institute (a joint unit of the CNRS and University of Montpellier) recalls his career. This professor was the initiator of major discoveries in precursor mRNA alternative splicing – a method used to obtain several different proteins from the same gene. This research opened up new paths for the treatment of viral and genetic diseases. In 2008, Tazi founded a biotechnological firm Splicos, renamed into Abivax in 2013, to develop antiviral drug candidates. He has been directing the CNRS-Abivax cooperative laboratory, called Abivax Therapeutics (formerly Splicos Therapeutics), jointly created by his company and the CNRS in 2009. He is the inventor of nine families of innovations. The ABX464Il molecule which targets HIV is currently in its second phase of clinical trials.

Producer : CNRS Images
 
Director : DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
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Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of animations and archive images.
Voice over. Interviews (live sound). Opening credits' music (Gérard Cohen-Tannugi) and sound design.
PersonnalitiesJUGE François(Biologiste moléculaire Inserm); SCHERRER Didier(Vice-président R&D ABIVAX); TAZI Jamal(IGMM, UMR Univ. Montpellier et CNRS, Montpellier)
NotesIGMM : Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier
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Molecular and Cell Biology ; Medecine ; Research Generalities

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France

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Number6376
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench