Marie-Laure has pursued a long-term interest in epigenetic research through graduate and post-doctoral research at Imperial College London. She became involved in strategically fashioning and launching the European Epigenome Network of Excellence, in partnership with Thomas Jenuwein and the governing board. Since then she contributed to shaping other successful EU funded projects in RNA research and the development of post-genomic technologies. Her latest endeavour has been as editor of the Epigenetics textbook published by CSHL Press.