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.
February 2017: Delphine Delacour is laureate of the "Research on rare diseases" Prize 2017
The Groupama Health Foundation’s action focuses on one area of commitment: stimulating the progress of research dedicated to rare diseases.
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 Frédéric BARRAS on Thursday 2 March, 2017
February 2017: Genes switch jobs during evolution
In an article published in Open Biology February 1st 2017, Eve Gazave, Quentin Lemaître and Guillaume Balavoine from the Evolution and Development team investigated a cell signaling pathway (called "Notch") active in the development of all animals. Unexpectedly, in the segmented worm Platynereis, these genes do not make neurons as in all other animals. Instead, these genes make bristles, a characteristic feature of these worms.