Scientific Director of the Monaco Scientific Centre and Member of the Scientific Committee of IFREMER
Professor of Biology at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis currently on availability, Mr. Denis Allemand has been Scientific Director of the Monaco Scientific Centre (CSM) since 2001. His main field of research concerns the comparative physiology of marine organisms, and more particularly the physiology of corals. In this capacity, he has co-authored more than 160 scientific articles and numerous book chapters.
Involved in the Monegasque Association for the Protection of Nature (AMPN), he is also interested in the management of marine protected areas and the cultivation of precious coral in situ. He is also a member of the following institutions: Scientific Council of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) (France), the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) (France), the Board of Directors of the Institut de la Mer of Villefranche-sur-Mer (France). He is a member of Academia Europea, the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences. In recognition for his commitment and the work accomplished, he was made a Knight of the Order of Saint Charles, a Knight of the Order of Grimaldi, a Knight of the Order of Cultural Merit, a Knight of the French Order of Maritime Merit and an Officer of the Order of Academic Palms (which rewards the staff of the French National Education).