The Georges Brahms Prize of the CNRS Foundation awarded to Priscillia Lhoumaud

The Georges Brahms Prize of the CNRS Foundation awarded to Priscillia Lhoumaud

The CNRS Foundation has just awarded the Georges Brahms Prize to Priscillia Lhoumaud, Research Fellow at the Institut Jacques Monod in the team “Chromatin Dynamics in Mammalian Development”, directed by Maxim Greenberg.


Priscillia Lhoumaud got her PhD in 2014 in the Laboratory of Eucaryotic Molecular Biology at Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, in the team of Olivier Cuvier, where she studied the role of the histone methyltransferase dMes-4 in transcriptional regulation and chromatin structure in drosophila cell lines. Then from 2015 to 2021, she joined as a postdoctoral fellow the team of Jane Skok in New York University Langone Health Medical Center, where she studied the role of NSD2, the mammal ortholog of dMes-4, in 3D genome organization in multiple myeloma. She also got interested in DNA methylation and its link to chromatin accessibility, and developed a method to look at both simultaneously. She joined the team of Maxim Greenberg in December 2021 at the Institut Jacques Monod as a postdoctoral fellow, and obtained a permanent CNRS researcher position. She proposes to use the technique that she developed to study the role of DNA methylation at regulatory elements (enhancers) during mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation, mimicking the first steps of mammal embryogenesis.

In order to pay tribute to Georges Brahms (1919-2019), former CNRS research director and patron of the arts, the CNRS Foundation is establishing, starting in 2022, an annual scientific prize in connection with his seminal work on genetics, and DNA in particular.

The prize is awarded, after examination of the applications by a jury convened on the initiative of the CNRS Foundation with the CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences, to one of the CNRS research fellows recruited during the year in the field of DNA biology.

This year, the winner of the Georges Brahms Prize 2022 is: Priscillia Lhoumaud!

This researcher, at the Institut Jacques Monod – UMR CNRS/Université Paris Cité, will receive a prize of €10,000 which will be paid to her laboratory to support her installation.

The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 16 November 2022, in the Frédérique Joliot room at the CNRS.

The CNRS Foundation warmly congratulates Priscillia Lhoumaud!

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