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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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IJM news

  • September 2017: Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?

    Marc-Antoine Fardin researcher in the Cell and Mechanical Membership team at the IJM received the Ig Nobel Prize for Physics for his study, "Can a Cat Be Both Solid and Liquid" at the 27th Annual Harvard University Ig Nobel Prize in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA September 14, 2017. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.

  • 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 Monsef BENKIRANE on Friday 29 September, 2017

  • September 2017: A Specific epigenetic mark involved for DNA replication initiation in heterochromatin

    The duplication of the genome is essential to ensure the fidelity of the transmission of genetic heritage of the cell following thr cell divisions. DNA replication occurs during the S-phase and begins at thousands of chromosomal sites along the genome in order to allow the correct and faithful duplication.
    The international association of three teams including the “Pathology of DNA replication” under the leadership of Jean-Charles Cadoret and Giuseppe Baldacci investigates the functions of H4K20 methylation and the associated H4K20 enzymes in the regulation of DNA replication. This work is published in The EMBO Journal and shows, for the first time, the particular role of a specific epigenetic mark in the temporal control of replication initiation process in heterochromatin.

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