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Arezki Boudaoud obtained a PhD in 2001 from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. After a postdoctoral stay at MIT, he was hired as a CNRS Research scientist at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. He initially worked in nonlinear and statistical physics, notably addressing pattern formation in thin solid and liquid sheets, and gradually switched to morphogenesis in living systems. He joined the Department of Biology at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2009. His team currently investigates the biomechanics of morphogenesis in plants and in animals, as well as the mechanisms that make the shape of organisms reproducible.
Arezki Boudaoud is the co-author of 104 publications. He was a fellow of Ecole Normale Supérieure (1994-1999) and is a member of Institut Universitaire de France (2013-2018). He obtained a grant from the ERC (consolidator level) in 2012. He was awarded the Silver medal of CNRS (2016) and the George Morel Prize by the Académie des Sciences (2016), and he gave the Beller Lecture Ship at the March meeting of the American Physical Society (2017).