The Institut Jacques Monod is very proud to announce the selection and integration of Nikos Konstantinides into The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies-Kavli Network of Excellence. Congratulations!
The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence brings together independent, early-career neuroscience researchers based in Europe. They are chosen for their scientific excellence, originality and leadership. This year, a cohort of 15 neuroscientists, representing 10 European countries, has been selected for two two-year terms.
During their terms, the researchers will be able to take part in scientific exchanges between peers, contribute to public policy in the field of neuroscience, and take part in mentoring and scientific communication activities.
Presentation of Nikos Konstantinides’ career and research work
2010-2014: PhD “Appendage regeneration in the amphipod crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis” at the University of Crete
2014-2021: Postdoc in Claude Desplan’s lab at the Biology Department of New York University on the subject “Development of neuronal diversity in the Drosophila visual system”.
2021: Joined the CNRS and set up his “Comparative Developmental Neurobiology” team at the Institut Jacques Monod
2022: Habilitation à diriger des recherches “Evolution and development of neuronal diversity in the insect optic lobes” at Université Paris Cité
2023: Selected and integrated into the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies – Kavli Network of Excellence
As a team leader at the Institut Jacques Monod, the aim of Nikos Konstantinides’ laboratory is to understand how the impressive neuronal diversity found in the animal brain develops during the hours, days or weeks of embryonic development, and how it has evolved over millions of years of evolution. The team uses single-cell sequencing and the powerful genetic tools of Drosophila to characterize the complex mechanisms of neurodevelopment and understand how they have evolved.
Further informations on the Konstantinides team: https://www.ijm.fr/research-topics/konstantinides-lab-va/?lang=en and https://konstantinides-lab.com/
Further informations on the FENS-Kavli network of excellence: https://fenskavlinetwork.org/