2017 | 49 | 39-56
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Piotr P. Slonimski, l’intrépide généticien Franco–Polonais

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Piotr Slonimski (1922–2009), the main founder of mitochondrial genetics, is one of the most original yeast geneticists of the second part of the last century. In his later years he was involved in genomics. Recipient of several international awards, he received the CNRS Gold medal (1985) and was elected member of the French Academy of Sciences. His general culture and scientific passion stimulated many of his students to find their own way in life. A Polish–born French citizen, he never forgot Poland and was of help and support in restoring democracy in his native country.
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  • Université Paris–Sud, centre d’Orsay
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