Host laboratories in Cellular biology


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Our research group is working on genetic diseases of metabolism affecting the brain development, by developing in vivo and in vitro models to better understand them and to find new treatment strategies.

Olivier Braissant lab

My research laboratory is involved in understanding how the mucosal immune system discriminates between pathogens and commensal bacteria, with application to the design of mucosal vaccines targeting pathogens and allergy.

Blaise Corthésy lab


Our laboratory develops fundamental, translational and clinical research focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of immune response to microorganisms in order to develop new diagnosis strategies, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Thierry Roger lab


CIG - Center for Integrative Genomics

Structure, function and evolution of chemosensory systems.

Richard Benton lab

Our research aims at understanding, through genomic approaches, how the interplay between various transcription factors and the corresponding regulatory networks, controls metabolic homeostasis in physiological and pathological conditions. The liver and white adipose tissue (WAT), which are important organs with respect to energy balance, are the main targets of our studies.

Béatrice Desvergne lab

How chromatin structure impacts the stability of disease-causing trinucleotide repeats.

Vincent Dion lab

Reseach in the Franken lab focusses on the genetics and energetics of sleep homeostasis and circadian rhythms in the mouse using a variety of –omics (transcriptome, metabolome, epigenome, microRNAs), behavioral (activity, qEEG), imaging (life imaging of  gene expression), and modelling techniques.

Paul Franken lab


Size and shape regulation during development in Drosophila.

Fisun Hamaratoglu lab


Transcriptional control of skin repair and cancer.

Liliane Michalik lab

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DBMV - Department of Plant Molecular Biology

We want to understand establishment, structure and function of the endodermis, a major protective barrier in the root of higher plants.

Niko Geldner lab


The Nawrath lab studies the formation of the plant cuticle and its relevance in biotic and abiotic stress protection in different model plants; as for example the function of OsABCG31 encoding an ABC transporter involved in cutin biosynthesis in rice.

Christiane Nawrath lab


The phloem vasculature enabled plants to colonize land and is formed in a peculiar differentiation process, the formation of conductive sieve elements by selective degradation of organelles. Our research investigates this process.

Christian Hardtke lab


DCB - Department of Computational Biology

Our research by combines the predictive power of computational biology with extensive genetic and molecular analysis of candidates and aims to understand what are the contributions to homeostasis, phenotypic variation and disease of long noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs).

Ana Marques lab

DMF - Department of Fundamental Microbiology

We study how the bacterial cell cycle is temporally and spatially regulated with a particular focus on the biology of the bacterial chromosome.

Justine Collier lab


The Martin lab studies how spatial intracellular organization controls cell growth and division, as well as cell-cell fusion during sexual reproduction.

Sophie Martin lab


We use synthetic biology approaches to develop novel biosensors to understand the regulation of signal transduction and transcription in single cells.

Serge Pelet lab


The Veening lab uses systems and synthetic biology approaches to study chromosome segregation, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance development, and noise in gene expression in the important opportunistic human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Jan-Willem Veening lab


Structural maintenances of chromosomes: We use the powerful genetics, biochemistry and cell biology of bacterial model organisms to elucidate conserved mechanisms of long-range chromosome organization and genome maintenance.

Stephan Gruber lab


IMUL - Institute of Microbiology

Mechanisms of the C. albicans pathogenic fungus adaptation to its host(s) during the course of infection.

Alix Coste lab


Molecular virology and pathogenesis of hepatitis C and E.

Jérôme Gouttenoire


Our lab aims at better understanding HIV life cycle and its interactions with the human cell, in order to identify novel strategies to eradicate HIV as well as to develop new tools for gene therapy and lab applications.

Angela Ciuffi lab


PAF - Protein Analysis Facility

Our facility is specialized in large scale analysis of proteomes and their variations.

Manfredo Quadroni lab


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