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.
January 2017: Phosphatidylserine forms membrane domains that stabilize polarity factors in fission yeast
In an article published on January 1st in Molecular Biology of the Cell, the team Minc at Institut Jacques Monod shows how the lipid phosphatidylserine forms negatively charged membrane domains that regulate cell polarity through Rho GTPase recruitment.
January 2017: When perturbation of the cell contractility triggers an intestinal rare disease
Different teams of the IJM, coordinated by Delphine Delacour in collaboration with clinicians of the Necker Hospital (Paris), showed that the abnormal contractility of epithelial cells would lead to an intestinal rare disease. This study that demonstrates the impact of the tissue geometry in intestinal epithelium maintenance, will be published the 13th of January in Nature Communications.
January 2017: Elucidating the rules which control the division patterns of early embryos
In an article published on December 19th, in Developmental Cell, the team Minc at Institut Jacques Monod uses a modelling approach to identify the generic rules which dictate the division patterns of different cleaving embryos.