Professor at Pierre & Marie Curie University, President of the National Museum of Natural History & Invited Professor at the College de France (2013-2014)
BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background
Gilles Boeuf did his PhD thesis on marine biology in Arcachon, France. After that, he worked as research manager and then research director for the CNEXO (French National Center for Ocean Exploration) and the IFREMER (French Institute of Research for Exploitation of the Sea)
After 20 years in IFREMER, he became director of the Oceanographic Observatory for 6 years in Banyuls-sur-Mer, then during 4 years he directed the CNRS/UPMC unit “Models of cell and evolutionary biology”. He served during 9 years on the National Comity of Research (1991-2000).
Currently, he is president of the CIRAD, of the Environment Commission of Fondation de France, and other associations. He is a member of numerous Boards, and think-tanks such as the International Platform for Biodiversity and Ecological Services of the UN and the think tank on the influence of climate change on health (GAP) with the French Ministry of Public Health.
ACHIEVEMENT / What is the project / initiative / startup / company you will be presenting at the LHFORUM all about ?
Saving biodiversity, rising awareness of the complete immersion of humans in nature.
LOCATION / In which part of the world do you conduct your activities?
France and over 50 countries in the world
Amongst others, he represented the Collège de France in Brasil, Belgium, Indonesia, Korea, Tunisia in 2014, and Greece, Austria and India in 2015.
IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental impact of the activity / initiative / startup /company?
He is the author of more than 400 national and international publications. He is the author of various courses, inaugural conferences, public courses and seminars.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.
« The actual question isn’t at all to « save the planet » (it doesn’t care !) but to limit the harm done to Humanity!”