Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier (IGMM) - UMR5535


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The Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier (IGMM) is a multidisciplinary institute for advanced studies in biology. It has an internationally-acknowledged reputation in the fields of genetic and epigenetic regulations, RNA biology as well as cell cycle, death and metabolism. Its work also has impact in biomedical research on cancer, infectious illnesses and genetic diseases via the development of novel biotherapies and diagnostic tools as well as the launching of biotech start-up companies. IGMM is a mixed CNRS/University of Montpellier I & II research unit. It is located on the historical "Route de Mende" CNRS campus of Montpellier and shares numerous programmes and technological platforms with its neighbouring partner Institutes, CRBM and CPBS. Together, the three institutes represent a scientific potential of more than 600 people devoted to research.

Director : Marc PIECHACZYK

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Chromatin Meets South 2014

This 2-day informal meeting is the 4th edition in the conference series "Chromatin Meets South". As always, it is focused on fundamental aspects of chromatin biology and on the latest developments in understanding chromatin structure and function, gene expression and genome integrity. This meeting will bring together the leading researchers in chromatin and chromosome structure, epigenetic gene regulation and chromosome fibre interactions of the South of France to explore outstanding (...)

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The replication and spindle assembly checkpoints work together to protect chromosomes from precocious mitosis during S phase, Magiera et al. report

Cells obviously have to copy their DNA before they can separate their chromosomes. The DNA replication checkpoint monitors the progress of the first step, and the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) permits the second. Researchers are still working out how cells dovetail the end of replication and the beginning of mitosis. If researchers stall DNA synthesis, the replication checkpoint kicks in and halts the cell cycle. Whether this checkpoint is active and stops mitosis under normal (...)

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Our Colleague Claude Sardet awarded the prestigious "Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale" Rosen prize"

Claude Sardet was awarded the "Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale" Rosen prize on November 25, 2013. The "Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale" Raymond Rosen prize is awarded to researchers in Oncology. This year the recipient is Dr. Claude Sardet from the IGMM ("Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier", for his contributions throughout his career. He was officially presented with the prize from the FRM’s president, during a ceremony at the Fondation (...)

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The Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year

On this occasion, we are organising the symposium "RNA, DNA and Chromatin : from Molecular Mechanisms to Diagnosis and Therapy" that will be held in the amphitheater of the CNRS Regional Delegation, Route de Mende, on December 2 and 3. The programme of the manifestation is available for consultation here. Participation is free but registration is required at :

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External seminars April/1 External seminars April/2

- Post-Doc

Post-doctoral position in bioinformatics at the IGMM, Montpellier, France Specifications : (...)

- Engineer, Technician, Administrative

Engineer in bioinformatics at the IGMM, Montpellier, France Specifications : Status : (...)

Art at the IGMM

Exhibition of Paintings - Muriel BUSSON - From 1 March to 31 March 2013 Muriel BUSSON, a (...)

Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier
CNRS-UMR 5535 - 1919, Route de Mende - 34293 Montpellier  Cedex 5
(+33) 04 34 35 96 01