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Max Planck Institute of Molecular
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Anne Grapin-Botton

Group Leader

Anne Grapin-Botton has a background in developmental biology and initially studied nervous system and endoderm development. Her laboratory is currently focusing on pancreas development with the overall goals of understanding how pancreatic cells differentiate during embryogenesis, and determining what limits the pancreatic cells’ regeneration in adults. More specifically, Professor Grapin-Botton and her group investigate the impact of the cellular and organ architecture on the cells’ fate choices and the dynamics of decision processes.

Scientific Career

since 2018

Director and Research Group Leader at the MPI-CBG

2012 – 2018

Professor DanStem, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2006 – 2012

Assistant Professor at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland.

2001 – 2005

Associate scientist at the ISREC (Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research), Lausanne, Switzerland.

1998 – 2001

Post doctoral Fellow. Molecular and Cellular Biology Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Director : Pr. D. Melton. Mechanisms of organ formation in the vertebrate endoderm.

1996 – 1998

Post doctoral Fellow. Institut d'Embryologie, Nogent-sur-Marne, France. Director: Pr. N. Le Douarin. Hindbrain and neural crest development

1992 – 1995

Graduate Student,  Institut d'Embryologie, Nogent-sur-Marne, France. Supervisor N. Le Douarin.

1990 – 1991

Master Student (DEA),  Institut d'Embryologie, Nogent-sur-Marne, France. Supervisor C. Dulac.

1987 – 1991

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan (Agrégation in Biochemistry- Biotechnology) & University Paris VI & VII, France.

Scientific Awards and Honors


EMBO Member


Human Frontier Science Program


Human Frontier Science Program Long Term Postdoctoral Fellowship



Affiliate to Physics of Life

since 2013

Scientific advisory board: Cochin Institute (France)


Editorial Advisory Board: Development


Extended Board Member German Stem Cell Network (GSCN)