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.
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 Michel LABOUESSE on Friday 19 June 2015
May 2015: The initial steps of DNA repair observed in real-time
In an article published online on May 11th and to appear in print in the June edition of Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the team of Terence Strick at the Institut Jacques Monod has described for the first time the assembly, action and disassembly of the complex of proteins responsible for repairing DNA damage generated by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.
April 2015: A Novel Function for the Kinetochore during Anaphase of Mitosis
In an article published online on April 13th and in the May issue of Nature Cell Biology, Julien Dumont’s team at the Institute Jacques Monod discovered a new function of the kinetochore in regulating anaphase central spindle assembly during cell division.
March 2015: Collaboration of Mitotic Kinases in Cell Cycle control
In an article published on March 16th in The Journal of Cell Biology, the team of Lionel Pintard in collaboration with the team of Monica Gotta (Université de Genève) identified a novel mechanism regulating the Polo-like Kinase Plk1 during the control of the cell cycle in the early C. elegans embryo. This study shows how mitotic kinases collaborate to regulate mitotic entry.