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.
November 2015: The evolution of life on earth: random or predictable?
In a study published in Interface Focus in October, Virginie Orgogozo reviews current biology data and wonders whether our living world is just a simple alternative among others.
November 2015: Actin protrusive waves lead the way in 3D cell migration
In an article published on November 9th in Journal of Cell Biology, the team of Benoît Ladoux and René-Marc Mège in collaboration with Nils C. Gauthier from the Mechanobiology Institute (Singapore) and Alexander Mogilner (New York University) have shown how cells can migrate in complex and fibrillar 3D environments.
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 Paul NURSE on Friday 13 november, 2015
October 2015: Polarity domains scale their size to local cell geometry
In an article published on October 18th in Current Biology, the team Minc at Institut Jacques Monod shows that cortical polarity domains adapt their size to local cell surface curvature in an actin-dependent manner. This effect may explain how cells of widely different sizes and shapes can assemble correctly scaled functional cortical domains.