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.
April 2017: Defects in the organisation of epithelial tissues: a question of life or death
In an article published on 13 April in Nature, the team of Benoit Ladoux and René-Marc Mège in collaboration with scientists the Mechanobiology Institute (Singapore), National University of Singapore, from Oxford University (UK) and Institut Curie (France) have found that the major factor driving cell death and removal relies on the physical arrangement of cells in the surrounding cell layer. In particular, the appearance of defects in the cellular patterns of epithelial layers promotes cell death and elimination from the tissues.
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 Lluis QUINTANA-MURCI on Thursday 27 April, 2017
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.