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The Institut Jacques-Monod, funded jointly by the CNRS and the University Paris Diderot, is one of the main centers for basic research in biology in the Paris area.
It is headed by Giuseppe Baldacci, professor at the University of Paris Diderot.

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  • Monod Diderot Conferences

    The Institut Jacques Monod invites renowned scientists to give seminars of wide biological interest. The next Monod Diderot Conferences will be given by Stanislav Dusko EHRLICH on Monday 10 July, 2017

  • June 2017: Of cats and men : how cats conquered the world

    In an article published on 19 june in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, the “Epigenome and Paleogenome » group of the Jacques Monod Institute has studied the DNA preserved in cat remains from the last 10,000 years originating from Europe, southwest Asia and Africa and reconstructed the history of the interactions between humans and cats during their domestication.

  • June 2017: Crystal structure of Sen1, the orthologue of human senataxin, a helicase associated with two neurodegenerative diseases

    In a study published this month in the EMBO journal and coordinated by Odil Porrua (Libri team) in collaboration with the group of Elena Conti (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany), the authors present a structure-function analysis of the yeast homologue of senataxin, Sen1, which they use as a model to understand the molecular effect of senataxin mutations associated with neurological disorders.

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