Seminar UMR8226 (2012-2020)


-January 28th

The H3K9 demethylase JHDM2 hampers piRNA production from specific genomic regions

Karine Casier – Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine (IBPS), Laboratoire de Biologie du Développement (UMR7622)


-November 22th

Roles of chromosome compaction machines in the maintenance of genome integrity

Prof. Damien D’Amours – University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine

-June 10th

Intracellular compartments for photosystem biogenesis and the handling of oxidized RNA in Chlamydomonas and yeast

Prof. William Zerges – Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

-March 20th

Mitochondrial dynamics, inheritance and aging in yeast

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Westermann – Universität Bayreuth, Germany


-Décember 17th

Understanding chloroplast protein N-terminal acetylation: what can we learn from large-scale N-terminomics?

Willy Bienvenut – I2BC – Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, Université Paris Saclay

-October 28th

Understanding and expanding the cyanobacterial potential for terpenoid production

Konstantinos Vavitsas – Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Australia

-April 4th

Diatom responses to light: a tale of energy, rhythms and colors

Angela Falciatore – Diatom Functional Genomics Team, Laboratory of Computational and Quantitative Biology (LCQB), IBPS – Paris

-March 28th

Polyunsaturated lipids en organelle dynamics

Bruno Antonny – Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, CNRS & Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

-January 31st

Using the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to discover novel proteins important for photosynthetic function

Arthur R. Grossman – Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, USA

-January 22nd

Bacterial small regulatory RNAs unravel new modes of gene expression

Maude Guillier – UMR8261 – IBPC

January 8th

Regulation of NO-dependent Proteins Modifications in Mammalian Cells

Hong Li – Center for Advanced Proteomics Research, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School, USA


-May 29th

Projection de “Pourquoi cherchez-vous ? “

Geneviève Anhoury

-February 27th

Stark effect: a spectroscopic tool to study photosynthesis, respiration, phytoplankton competition in the Ocean… and the fate of Universe?

Benjamin Bailleul – IBPC

-February 20th

Role of the heptad repeat domains of Mitofusin in mitochondrial fusion

David TARESTE -Institut Jacques Monod

-January 23rd

The bacterial Hsp90 chaperone: mechanism, partners, and function

Olivier Genest – Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines (BIP) – UMR 7281, CNRS Aix Marseille Université

-January 10th

Protein in cell. Toward microscopic simulations of cell-like environments

Fabio Sterpone, PhD – LBT/IBPC


-December 12th

mRNA biogenesis and its impact on genetic stability: from SUMO to introns

Benoit Palancade – Institut Jacques Monod

-November 28th

Role of YacP, founder member of the NYN family of ribonucleases, in translation-dependent mRNA turnover in B. subtilis

Ciarán Condon – CNRS UMR8261

-November 18th

The morphogenesis of chromosomes during mitosis – One ring to rule them all?

Damien D’Amours – Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Département de Pathologie et Biologie Cellulaire, Université de Montréal, Canada

-November 15th

Centromeres impersonating telomeres, and other forms of deception at the chromosome end

Julia Promisel Cooper, PhD – National Institutes of Health, USA

-October 24th

New Concepts in Telomere Biology – or – All is Well that Ends Well

Raymund Wellinger – Université de Sherbrook, Canada

-October 17th

The lipid transfer proteins ORP5/ORP8 are novel components of ER-mitochondria contact sites and regulate mitochondrial morphology and function

Francesca Giordano – Institut Jacques Monod

-October 11th

Functional characterization of the DNA Polymerase epsilon and its involvement in the maintenance of genome integrity in Arabidopsis

Jose Antonio Pedroza-Garcia – Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay

-June 21th

Replication timing control and end-protection: two faces of the telomere-binding protein ScRif1

Stefano Mattarocci – Université de Genève

-May 30th

Facteurs nucléaires qui controlent l’expression des genes chloroplastiques chez Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Yves Choquet – UMR7141

-May 2nd

Discoveries or Fantasies?  Chasing Telomeres, Replication & Silencing Entwined Unstably in Yeast Chromosomes

Ted Weinert –  University of Arizona

-April 11th

Ubiquitination at the Endoplasmic Reticulum: Insights into Metastasis and Ubiquitin Ligase Function

Allan M. Weissman – National Cancer Institute, Frederick, USA

-March 30th

Regulation of the TORC1 pathway

Svetlana Dokudovskaya – UMR8126 – Signalisation, noyaux et innovations en oncologie, IGR – Villejuif

-March 21th

Initiation of bacterial mRNA decay:  different enzymes – similar strategies

Harald Putzer – UMR8261 – Expression Génétique Microbienne, IBPC – Paris

-February 15th

Crosstalk between RNA processing and chromatin remodeling as a modulator of genome integrity

Andrés Aguilera – Andalusian Center for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Seville

-January 11th

Relating biological function and molecular dynamics through high performance computer simulations

Marc Baaden – UPR9080 -Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique,  Paris


-December 14th

The many surprising roles of gene transfer in bacterial evolution and functional innovation

Eduardo Rocha – Institut Pasteur, Paris

-November 30th

Synthetic biosensors for quantitative analysis of signaling cascades in single cells

Serge Pelet – Université de Lausanne,  Suisse

-November 9th

Cellular aging – a side-product of life?

Anita Krisko – Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split, Croatia

-October 7th

Forward genetics: a powerful tool to decipher starch catabolism in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Justin Findinier – Team of Plant Glycobiology, USTL/UMR 8576 CNRS, Villeneuve d’Ascq,  France

-September 28th

Post-translational regulations of the central energy sensor SnRK1

Pierre Crozet – Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Plant Stress Signaling Group, Lisbon, Portugal

-June 8th

Rubisco Rescue: Biophysical Studies of Higher Plant Activase

Rebekka Wachter – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry – Arizona State University

-June 8th

A single cell view of telomere maintenance by telomerase

Pascal Chartrand – Département de Biochimie et Médecine Moléculaire – Université de Montréal

-April 13rd

Diversité des ADN topoisomérases cellulaires et virales : quelques spéculations sur les rôle majeurs que ces enzymes ont pu jouer à différentes étapes de l’histoire de la vie

Patrick Forterre – Unité de Biologie Moléculaire du Gène chez les Extrêmophiles, Institut Pasteur – Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie Université Paris-Sud

-March 9th

Mechanistic and Protein/Protein Interaction Studies of Two Ferredoxin-Dependent Enzymes

Pr. David B. Knaff  – Paul W. Horn Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry – Director, Center for Biotechnology and Genomics – Editor-in Chief, Photosynthesis Research – Texas Tech University -Lubbock, Texas, USA

-February 2nd

On the origins of evolutionary innovations

Andreas Wagner   Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies – University of Zurich – Switzerland

-January 19th

Studying and fighting bacteria with the help of CRISPR

David Bikard – Synthetic Biology Group -Institut Pasteur – Paris


-December 18th

Roles of the chaperones Hsp70 and GroEL/GroES in protein folding

Florian Georgescauld – Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry – Martinsried, Germany

-December 15th

Lost in transcription? be pervasive

Antonin Morillon – Institut Curie, CNRS UMR3244, UPMC – Paris

-November 17th

Strategies in quality control: selective autophagy and DNA-protein crosslink repair

Stefan Jentsch – Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry – Munich/Germany

-November 20th

The multifaceted roles of TERRA in telomere length regulation

Claus Azzalin – Institute of Biochemistry – ETH Zürich/Switzerland

-September 18th

Genomic maintenance network for hyperthermophilic Archaea

Pierre-François Pluchon

-September 8th

Colorectal and Endometrial Cancer Mutations in DNA Polymerase Epsilon Supress Its 3′-5′ Exonuclease Activity and Reduce Replication Fidelity

Erin Henninger

-May 7th

Telomere length instructs for meristem potential and stem cell development in arabidopsis

Mary Paz González García – Centre de Recherche en Agronomie – Barcelona, Spain

-March 31th

Specific translation controls: TMA108 a new protein implicated in ribosome specialization

Mathilde Garcia – UMR7238 Biologie Computationnelle et Quantitative – Campus des Cordeliers – Paris

-March 17th

Mitochondrial outer membrane fusion analysed by electron cryo-tomography

Dr. Tobias Brandt – Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics – Department of Structural Biology (Kühlbrandt lab) – Frankfurt


-December 16th

Autophagy as an adaptive response to stress in Chlamydomonas

José Luis Crespo – Université de Séville – Espagne

-December 9th

The role of telomerase in ageing and cancer in zebrafish

Miguel Godinho Ferreira – Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência – Oeiras, Portugal

-November 25th

Some unexpected effects of perturbing telomerase in budding yeast

Elizabeth Blackburn – prix Nobel de Médecine 2009 – University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

-June 3rd

The apoptotic ring

Stéphanie Solier – Inserm U1009 – Institut Gustave Roussy – Villejuif

-March 22th

Fundamental cell biological processes explored in the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas

William Zerges – Concordia University – Montréal, Canada

-March 13rd

Hug1, an intrinsically disordered protein involved in nucleotide metabolism: functional and biophysical insights

Julie Meurisse

-February 20th

“Particle Genetics”: treating every cell as unique

Gael Yvert – CNRS / Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon – Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire de la Cellule

-February 12nd

How organelles control the cell: metabolic pathways and organelles dynamic

Sophie Lefevre

-February 6th

The role of LTR binding proteins as potential expression regulators of closely located genes

Dmitrii Trubetskoy

-January 23rd

Studying mitochondrial morphogenesis in Drosophila

Marc Macchi


-December 17th

The critical regulation of three L’s at telomeres: Length, Loops and Long non-coding RNA

Brian Luke – Université de Heidelberg, Allemagne

-November 26th

Yeast arrestin-like proteins relay signaling pathways to transporter endocytosis

Sébastien Léon – Institut Jacques Monod – Paris

-November 19th

Road-block termination defines a new class of cryptic transcripts

Jessie Colin – Centre de Génétique Moléculaire (CGM) UPR3404 – CNRS Gif s/ Yvette

-November 12th

The Wonders and Evils of iTRAQ

Josselin Noirel – Chemical and Process Engineering – University of Sheffield, UK

-May 25th

Two telomere tales: survivors without telomerase and telomere position effect at native ends

Ed Louis – Centre for Genetics and Genomics -Queens Medical Centre – University of Nottingham -Nottingham NG7 2UH

-May 14th

Glutathione in plant responses to increased H2O2 : not just an antioxidant

Pr. Graham Noctor – Institut de Biologie des Plantes – Université Paris-Sud, Orsay

-March 5th

Évolution naturelle et expérimentale des génomes de levures

Bernard Dujon – Université Pierre et Marie Curie et Institut Pasteur

-February 6th

Mitochondria, Oxidative Stress and Fragile Proteasome Syndrome

Prof Michael H. Glickman – Department of Biology, Technion – Haifa Israel

-January 23rd

Shq1 chaperones H/ACA RNP assembly by RNA mimicry

Nicolas Leulliot – Professeur Université Paris Descartes – Laboratoire de Cristallographie et RMN Biologiques – Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris