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The Institute of Human Genetics (Institut de Génétique Humaine, IGH) is a major CNRS unit dedicated to excellence in fundamental research and pathology. The principal research interests of the IGH are genome dynamics, developmental genetics, epigenetics, and molecular and cellular pathology.

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IGH Seminar Series on Genetics and Development

Genopolys, at 11:30, from March 25th to June 3rd, 2016

Seminar Series on Molecular Bases of Human Diseases

Amphitheater Genopolys, at 11:30, from October 16th to May 19th

Seminars of the month @ IGH

  • 01-04-2016 (11h30) "Seminar series on Molecular Bases of Human diseases: Endogenous DNA damage and the production of blood - a tale of two aldehydes"
    Ketan J. PATEL (Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
  • 06-04-2016 (11h30) "Silencing of pericentric hetero chromatin by histone deacetylase SIRT6 protects against mitotic errors & cellular senescence"
    Luisa TASSELLI (Stanford University, USA)
  • 15-04-2016 (11h30) "Seminar series on Genetics & Development: Role of lipidic rafts in the assembly of the sub-neural domain in the neuromuscular junction"
    Jean CARTAUD (Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France)
  • 22-04-2016 (11h30) "Seminar series on Molecular Bases of Human diseases: DNA replication stress and cancer"
    Thanos HALAZONETIS (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Some recent papers

  • Ribeyre C, Zellweger R, Chauvin M, Bec N, Larroque C, Lopes M, Constantinou A "Nascent DNA Proteomics Reveals a Chromatin Remodeler Required for Topoisomerase I Loading at Replication Forks" (2016), Cell Rep: 15, 2, 300-309 PubMed
  • Robert T, Nore A, Brun C, Maffre C, Crimi B, Bourbon HM, de Massy B "The TopoVIB-Like protein family is required for meiotic DNA double-strand break formation" (2016), SCIENCE: 351(6276):943-9 PubMed
  • Menolfi D, Delamarre A, Lengronne A, Pasero P, Branzei D. "Essential Roles of the Smc5/6 Complex in Replication through Natural Pausing Sites and Endogenous DNA Damage Tolerance" (2015), Mol. Cell: 60(6):835-46 PubMed
  • Rojas-Rios, P., Chartier, A., Pierson, S., Severac, D., Dantec, C., Busseau, I., Simonelig, M. "Translational Control of Autophagy by Orb in the Drosophila Germline" (2015), Developmental Cell: 35, 5, 622-631 PubMed
  • Cayrou C, Ballester B, Peiffer I, Fenouil R, Coulombe P, Andrau JC, van Helden J, Méchali M. "The chromatin environment shapes DNA replication origin organization and defines origin classes" (2015), Genome Res: 25(12):1873-85 PubMed
  • Cavalli, G. "PRC1 proteins orchestrate three-dimensional genome architecture" (2015), Nat Genet: 47(10):1105-6 PubMed
  • Traver S, Coulombe P, Peiffer I, Hutchins JR, Kitzmann M, Latreille D, Méchali M "MCM9 Is Required for Mammalian DNA Mismatch Repair" (2015), Mol Cell: 59(5):831-839 PubMed
  • Barckmann,B., Pierson,S., Dufourt, J., Papin, C., Armenise, C., Port, F., Grentzinger, T., Chambeyron, S., Baronian, G., Desvignes, JP., Curk, T., Simonelig, M. "Aubergine iCLIP Reveals piRNA-Dependent Decay of mRNAs Involved in Germ Cell Development in the Early Embryo" (2015), Cell Rep: 12(7):1205-1216 PubMed
  • Kermi, C., Prieto, S., van der Laan, S., Tsanov, N., Recolin, B., Uro-Coste, E., Delisle, M-B., and Maiorano, D. "Rad18 is a maternal limiting factor that suppresses the UV-dependent DNA damge checkpoint in Xenopus embryos" (2015), Developmental Cell : 34(3):364-372 PubMed
  • Reynaud E, Lahaye LL, Boulanger A, Petrova IM, Marquilly C, Flandre A, Martianez T, Privat M, Noordermeer JN, Fradkin LG, Dura JM "Guidance of Drosophila Mushroom Body Axons Depends upon DRL-Wnt Receptor Cleavage in the Brain Dorsomedial Lineage Precursors" (2015), Cell Rep: 11(8):1293-304 PubMed
  • Gonzalez I, Munita R, Agirre E, Dittmer TA, Gysling K, Misteli T, Luco RF. "A lncRNA regulates alternative splicing via establishment of a splicing-specific chromatin signature" (2015), Nat Struct Mol Biol: 22, 5, 370-376 PubMed
  • Fragkos M, Ganier O, Coulombe P, Méchali M "DNA replication origin activation in space and time" (2015), Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol: 16(6):360-74 PubMed
  • Ide, S., Dejardin, J. "End-targeting proteomics of isolated chromatin segments of a mammalian ribosomal RNA gene promoter" (2015), Nat. Commun.: 6, 6674 PubMed
  • Borde V, de Massy B "Meiosis: early DNA double-strand breaks pave the way for inter-homolog repair" (2015), Dev Cell: 32(6):663-4 PubMed
  • Sexton, T., Cavalli, G. "The Role of Chromosome Domains in Shaping the Functional Genome" (2015), CELL: 160, 6, 1049–1059 PubMed
  • Marzec, P., Armenise, C., Perot, G., Roumelioti, F.M., Basyuk, E., Gagos, S., Chibon, F., Dejardin, J. "Nuclear-Receptor-Mediated Telomere Insertion Leads to Genome Instability in ALT Cancer" (2015), CELL: 160, 5, 913-927 PubMed

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SEMINAR SERIES on GENETICS and DEVELOPMENT: Regulation of miRNA function and metabolism in culture mammalian cells and mouse retina
13-05-2016, Witold FILIPOWICZ (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)

Seminar series on Molecular Bases of Human diseases: The Road to Utopia: Challenges in linking literature and research data
19-05-2016, Terri ATTWOOD (Life Sciences and School of Computer ScienceThe University of Manchester, UK)

Seminar series on Genetics & Development: What can gonadal sex reversal in the mouse tell us about human disorders of sex development?
20-05-2016, Andy GREENFIELD (MRC Harwell, Mammalian Genetics Unit, Oxford, UK)

Epigenetics: bridging together development, inheritance and evolution, from Waddington to today
23-05-2016, Francesca MERLIN (Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (CNRS, Univ. Paris, ENS), Paris)

The interplay between meiotic chromosome structure and recombination biochemistry
24-05-2016, Michael Lichten (NIH, USA)

Seminar series on Genetics & Development: Building neural circuits interconnecting the left and right sides of the central nervous system: molecular mechanisms of midline crossing
03-06-2016, Valérie Castellani (INMG - Université de lyon1)

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Web Site XXIIIème Colloque de l'Association des Cytogénéticiens de Langue Française
20-09-2016, Montpellier, France

Web Site Transcription-Replication Crosstalk and Genome Instability
14-11-2016, Roscoff, France

IGH papers 1500 Publications

... the 2 last ones

Jourdan M, Cren M, Schafer P, Robert N, Duperray C, Vincent L, Ceballos P, Cartron G, Rossi JF, Moreaux J, Chopra R, Klein B. Differential effects of lenalidomide during plasma cell differentiation (2016), Oncotarget.
Kontopoulos DG, Vlachakis D, Tsiliki G, Kossida S.. Structuprint: a scalable and extensible tool for two-dimensional representation of protein surfaces (2016), BMC Struct Biol.

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