Fiona Francis is group leader of the AVENIR team "Cytosquelette et pathologie de la migration neuronale" at the /Fer à Moulin/ Institute. She is member of the /Société Française de Neurosciences/, the Federation of European Neuroscience societies, the European Society of Human Genetics and the EMBO Fellows Society. She reviews articles for several scientific journals such as Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, the European Journal of Neuroscience, and the Journal of Neuroscience. Awarded with a grant from the ACI program Biology of development and integrative physiology in 2002-2004, FRC grants in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and an INSERM Avenir 2008-2011 award, she also has a grant for 2009-2010 from the French National Research Agency. The Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation awarded her a /"Coup d'élan"/ Prize in 2008.