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09/30/2019

Prizes and distinctions

An ERC grant for Anne-Florence Bitbol from the LJP

In September 2019, Anne-Florence Bitbol from the LJP obtained a "Starting Grant" from the ERC. This grant, intended for young researchers, is allocated for 5 years. It will enable her to set up the project entitled "Optimization and historical contingency in living systems: a biophysical approach" (OptimHist). [...]

09/12/2019

Scientific news

A new gene involved in intellectual disability

A collaboration between the Developmental Biology Unit, the IGBMC and the Tgen has identified a new gene involved in intellectual disability. These results were published in September 2019 in The American Journal of Human Genetics. [...]

08/29/2019

Scientific news

A cellular nano-machine to make a morphogenetic process irreversible

Researchers at the Developmental Biology Laboratory have characterized the molecular process that makes the elongation of the C. elegans embryo irreversible. These results were published in August 2019 in the journal Nature. [...]

07/24/2019

Scientific news

A method for better understanding the formation of membraneless organelles

Researchers from the Developmental Biology Laboratory have recently developed a method to control the appearance of membraneless organelles in cells. This study was published in the journal Nature Communication. [...]

07/09/2019

Scientific news

Towards a new therapeutic approach for Huntington's disease

Cholesterol is fundamental to the proper functioning of the various cell types in the brain, — including learning and memory — and its metabolism is deregulated in several neurodegenerative diseases. [...]

03/24/2019

Scientific news

ANR funding for an interdisciplinary European project in neural mechanics

Marie Breau and Alain Trembleau have obtained MRSEI funding from the ANR. This funding will further support them to assemble an interdisciplinary consortium. The final objective will be to create a joint research program on the mechanical forces involved in neural development and repair. [...]

03/18/2019

Scientific news

Cilia, ciliopathies and forebrain development

Researchers in the Developmental Biology Unit have recently deciphered the role of the cellular primary cilia in the formation of the forebrain. [...]

03/01/2019

Scientific news

Model of Parkinson Disease in reconstructed human neuronal networks

Researchers from the Paris Seine Neurosciences and Biological Adaptation and Ageing Unit have developed a simplified and robust neural network model based on human pluripotent stem cells grown in microfluidic chips. [...] 

02/15/2019

Scientific news

“La recherche” award for neuroscience researchers

On February 13, 2019, Nicolas Torquet and Philippe Faure received the 2019 La Recherche Award in Neuroscience for their work on the individuality of mice. [...]

02/08/2019

Scientific news

The production of fertilizable oocytes depends on a little-known cyclin

The most dramatic moment in the life of a cell is the time of cell division to give rise to two daughter cells. The groups of K. Wassmann (IBPS, Paris) and S. Keeney (MSKCC, New York) have found that a M-phase cyclin with hitherto unknown function, namely cyclin B3, is essential for proper execution of meiotic divisions in oocytes. [...]

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