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 Olivier DELATTRE on Friday 20 March, 2015
January 2015: Nicolas Minc selected by the European Research Council in the 2014 Consolidator Grant competition
Nicolas MINC is leader of the group Cellular Spatial Organization at the Institut Jacques Monod.
January 2015: Mechanics of epithelial closure over non-adherent environments
In an article published on January 22nd in Nature Communications, the team of Benoit Ladoux and René-Marc Mège in collaboration with researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute (Singapore), the IBEC (Barcelona) and UPMC (Paris) managed to develop microfabricated substrates to exclusively to study these effects.
January 2015: Controlling the orientation of cell polarity with an electric field
In an article published on December 30th in PLOS BIOLOGY, the team Minc at Institut Jacques Monod shows that the polarity of budding yeast cells can be fine-controlled by exposing cells to small electric fields. This study defines pathways for how membrane electrochemistry may contribute to orienting cellular behavior.