IJM News since 2010
February 18, 2011: “Ver Midi XIV” Conference
The C. elegans meeting “Ver Midi XIV”, which will assemble French researchers studying the nematode as a model system, will take place at the Institut Jacques Monod on February 18th 2011.
Mercredi 24 novembre : Colloque Différenciation des gonades chez les vertébrés
organisé par Reiner Veitia, Corinne Cotinot, René Habert, May Penrad-Mobayed et Sandrine Caburet
29 et 30 novembre : Neurosciences Sorbonne Paris Cité
une conférence des équipes de Neurosciences du PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité*, organisée par Thierry Galli, chercheur à l'Institut Jacques Monod.
November 25 and 26, 2010: Colloquium "miRNAs in plant and animal development"
organized, at the Institut Jacques Monod, by the SFBD (French Society for developmental Biology), the SFG (French Society for Genetic) and the Institut Jacques Monod.
Thursday October 21st - Meeting, at the Institut Jacques Monod, in homage to Jacques Monod
for the centenary of his birth.
Michel Vervoort, co-leader of the team "Evolution and Development of Metazoans", has been appointed a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France,
in recognition of the quality of his research on the evolution of animals.
Friday June 17, 2011: Jubilee of Jean Cartaud: A life studying the synapse
Meeting on membrane trafficking and dynamics in honour of Jean Cartaud, group leader at the Institut Jacques Monod
Reiner A. Veitia, awarded the 2010 Jacques Salat-Baroux Prize by the French National Academy of Medicine
for his work on FOXL2, a key transcription factor in the development, maintenance and aging of the ovary.
Segmentation is the secret behind the extraordinary diversification of animals.
Segmentation, the repetition of identical anatomical units, seems to be the secret behind the diversity and longevity of the largest and most common animal groups on Earth. Investigators from the CNRS and Université Paris Diderot (amongst others Guillaume Balavoine et Michel Vervoort at the Institut Jacques Monod) have shown that this characteristic was inherited from a common segmented ancestor thought to have lived 600 million years ago and whose presence “changed the face of the world”. This discovery was published in Science on 16 July 2010.
Cells in the flesh and in microtubules !
Investigators in Antoine Guichet's team at the Institut Jacques Monod have used the developing drosophila to study the importance of microtubule reorganization in organ formation. Article published in Developmental Cell.