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Section: New Results

Highlight: Xavier Duportet laureate of the AEF docteurs-entrepreneurs prize

Xavier Duportet has been awarded the AEF prize at the docteurs-entrepreneurs competition. His thesis, made jointly within Lifeware and the Weiss lab at MIT, was entitled "Developing new tools and platforms for mammalian synthetic biology: from the assembly and chromosomal integration of large genetic circuits to the engineering of artificial intercellular communication systems". He published his research in Nucleic Acids Research and Nature Biotechnology [7] , [5] . In particular, he demonstrated the assembly and chromosomal integration in mammalian cells of the largest gene circuit integrated to date. Subsequently, he co-founded the startup company PhageX. He was also a laureate of the Concours National de Création d’Entreprises Innovantes and the Concours Mondial d'Innovation (personalized medicine track).

He is the president of the Hello Tomorrow challenge and vice-president of the Osons La France initiative. He has notably been featured in articles published in Le Monde, L'Obs, and L'Opinion. He has been an invited speaker at the prestigious 4th Congreso del Futuro in Santiago (Chili). [7]