President of Genopole, regional councillor of Ile-de-France
The twelve members of GIP Genopole elected Marianne Duranton as President of Genopole during their general assembly on 1 April 2016.
Marianne Duranton has been a representative for the Essonne administrative department, a councillor for the Morsang-sur-Orge municipality and a councillor for the Ile-de-France administrative region.
She holds a master’s degree in political sciences from Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2) University. Particularly, from 2007 to 2010 she worked with Martin Hirsch while at his post of high commissioner for active solidarity against poverty. Marianne Duranton is also currently the administrative director of the Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) political party.
Marianne Duranton, President of Genopole : "Genopole is a flagship for the Essonne department and the Ile-de-France region. It was a precursor to what the Grand Paris Project is hoping to develop now, in particular with the Paris-Saclay cluster. For our territory, the Genopole model is a major asset that must be supported and developed in coherency with our other projects. I hope to add my energy to the momentum created by Genopole for research in genomics, which, in particular, will contribute to the emergence of tomorrow’s personalized medicine and bring hope to patients who had none."