Thomas Michel Kuntziger

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1996-2001         Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Dr Michel Bornens’ group, Institut Curie / CNRS, Paris, France.
  • Thesis: “On some aspects of microtubule dynamics and centrosome duplication in Xenopus oocytes” obtained summa cum laude (Très honorable avec félicitations).

1992-1996        École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan, Cachan, France.

1989-1992        Lycée Lakanal, Sceaux, France.

1989                 Baccalauréat, Lycée Henri IV, Paris, France.


Work experience

2017-present      Professor

  • Department of Oral Biology, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Research area: epigenetic mechanisms in cancer progression.
  • 25 referenced publications (h index = 15, Google Scholar).

2015-present      Associate Professor (Førsteamanuensis)

  • Department of Oral Biology, University of Oslo, Norway.

2001-2015          Postdoc and Senior Scientist

  • Professor P. Collas’ group, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB) and Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Research area: nuclear anchoring proteins.
  • In charge of the microscopy resources (three live cell imaging stations).


Fellowships and awards

2018                      Anders Jahre Foundation (UNIFOR): MLL histone methyltransferase complexes anchored by AKAP95 in cancer progression: 4,4 k€.

2018                      Nansen Foundation (UNIFOR): MLL histone methyltransferase complexes anchored by AKAP95 in cancer progression: 5,2 k€.

2016                      Faculty of Dentistry (UiO) research grant (Mitotic roles of AKAP95 in chromosomal instability): 11 k€.

2015                      Kreftforeningen Running Costs project (AKAP95 in chromosomal instability and cancer gene bookmarking; 6858142): 20 k€.

2014                      Coordinated and wrote “NuArch: Nuclear Architecture in the regulation of autophagy, DNA repair and gene expression » European Economic Association (EEA) grant project in the frame of the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme (3 years): 1000 k€

2002                      Marie Curie Individual Fellowship MCFI-2001-01266, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

2001                      Scientific funding for post-doctoral stay abroad, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, Paris, France.

1992                      Selective stipend from the French National Education Ministry to study at ENS de Cachan (4 years).


Teaching and supervision experience:

  • Supervisor of:
    • two Ph.D. students (two completed: M. Rogne, 2 first and 1 second authorships; G. Lopez-Soop: 1 first authorship);
    • one postdoc (H.B. Landsverk, 1 first and 1 second authorship);
    • two lab engineers/Master students (A. Rogala: 1 third authorship).
  • Co-supervisor of:
    • two Ph.D. student (two completed: H.B. Landsverk, 2 first and 1 second authorships);
    • one postdoc (E. Delbarre, 3 first and 1 second authorships).
  • General Metabolism lectures, Problem-based learning (PBL) and teacher-led small group courses (LSB) to first-year medical faculty students.
  • Courses in “Gene Regulation and Epigenetics” and “Genome Browsing” to first-year medical faculty students (2014-2015).
  • Representative member of the first-year medical faculty examination commission.
  • “Techniques in Microscopy” lecture to Master in Biomedicine students at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway.
  • Theoretical and practical courses in Cell Biology to bachelor and master students at the Paris VI University, France (1996-2001).


Referee experience:

  • PhD evaluation committees: Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and University of Oslo.
  • Scientific expert for the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), for the Wallonie National Scientific Research Fund (FNRS) and for the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); panel member for the FNR (2012-2015).
  • Referee for Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, Bioinformatics, Cell Biology and Toxicology, Experimental Cell Research, FEBS Journal, European Journal of Cell Biology, PLOS Genetics.



  • Life Science Lunch seminar organized by the Science Library and UiO:Life Science (16/11/2016)


Courses and training

2017                     Basic Pedagogical Requirements (Pedagogisk Basiskompetanse); Academic Development Unit (FUP), Oslo University, Norway.

2012                     Next-generation sequencing hands-on course; Microarray and Sequencing Core Facility, Oslo University Hospital, Norway.

 2005                     Digital Imaging in Biology, Université Paris VI, France.

2003                     EMBO Course: “Deciphering Chromosomes by Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, Naples. Italy.

 1993                     Internship in the laboratory of Dr D. Louvard, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.


Skills and competences

Mother tongue   French

Other languages Norwegian: Fluent

                              English: Fluent

                              German: Basic/Good

                              Luxembourgish: Basic/Good

Computer skills   Imaging software (Adobe Photoshop, Image J, Olympus microscopes software), proteomic (Scaffold) and genomic browsers (IGV, Galaxy, SignalMap).


Organisational / managerial skills

Member of IMB organizing committee for the celebration of UiO’s bicentennial (2011).

Member of IMB seminar arranging committee (2007-2015).

Member of the board for the Skovveien 6A co-ownership.

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