During the Genopole General Assembly held Friday September 26th, Isabelle This Saint-Jean, Vice-President of the Ile-de-France Regional Council in Charge of Higher Learning and Research, was elected as President of the biocluster. This Saint-Jean succeeds Thierry Mandon, who has held the position since the creation of Genopole in 1998. Mandon was recently named as French Minister of State reporting to the Prime Minister, with responsibility for State Reform and Administrative Streamlining, and is thus stepping down from the presidency of Genopole.