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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 research unit (UMR 5535). 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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Epigenetics & Chromosomal Topology in Differenciation & Disease

Epigenetics & Chromosomal Topology in Differenciation & Disease December 14th-15th 2017 Amphi Genopolys Preregistration required on the website : https://epi-chrom-topo.sciencesconf.org Organisers : Eric Soler and Jean-Christophe Andrau «Our perception of gene regulation and chromatin organization has strongly evolved during the last years. Thanks to the development of high-throughput sequencing, new concepts appeared to explain how epigenetic processes regulate gene expression (...)

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CALL FOR A FUTURE DIRECTOR: MONTPELLIER INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR GENETICS (IGMM)

The IGMM is seeking a dynamic and passionate Director to lead our institute, beginning in January 2019.

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THREE SPECIAL SEMINARS

We are honoured to announce three Special Lectures -co-organized by the IGMM and the IRD- that will be given by Professors Yoichi SKINKAI (RIKEN, Saitama), Tetsuji KAKUTANI (Tokyo University) and Hiroyuki SASAKI (Kyushu University, Fukuoka) who have made major contributions to developmental biology, epigenomics and disease and epigenetic inheritance. Professor Yoichi SHINKAI (RIKEN, Saitama): “Role and regulation of histone lysine-9 methylation” Professor Hiroyuki SASAKI (Kyushu (...)

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Initiation of DNA replication requires actin dynamics and formin activity

Actin, long thought to be exclusively cytoplasmic with purely structural roles, was discovered in the nucleus over 30 years ago where it was found to control transcription of lampbrush chromosomes. Although nuclear actin was dismissed for many years due to an inability to visualise it, recent studies have largely confirmed its involvement in the regulation of transcription. In this paper, published in The EMBO Journal, Nikolaos Parisis and Liliana Krasinska, and their colleagues from the (...)

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How to Start when you are hungry? The yeast Greatwall pathway promotes G1/S transit in poor nutrient conditions

Cells decide to undergo, or not, a new division cycle in late G1 at a point called START in yeast or restriction point in mammals. Environmental signals are integrated by multisite phosphorylation of the key transcriptional inhibitor Rb (Whi5 in yeast) by G1 cyclin-dependent kinases. New work from the Schwob lab (Talarek et al., eLife 2017) shows that this transition in yeast is also controlled at the level of the CDK-counteracting phosphatase PP2A. Interestingly, this depends on growth (...)

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Médaille de l’innovation 2017 du CNRS awarded to Jamal Tazi

Jamal Tazi, group leader at the IGMM (RNA metabolism group), is one of four winners of the “Médaille de l’innovation 2017” du CNRS. This prestigious award recognizes exceptional scientific research leading to technological, therapeutic or social innovation. The award ceremony will take place on June 15, 2017 at the Maison des Océans in Paris.

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Monitoring chromatin compaction in germ cells

How chromatin is structured in cells of living organisms is poorly understood. In a publication in Cell Reports, David Llères and his co-workers adapted a FRET-based microscopic approach to measure nanoscale chromatin compaction. They used this quantitative technology to monitor chromatin compaction in the germline of living C. elegans worms. This collaborative work between the laboratories of Robert Feil (IGMM) and Dimitris Xirodimas (CRBM, Montpellier) reveals heterogeneous compaction (...)

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Seminars and Scientific Meetings

Jeudi 9 novembre, 14h00 -16h45, amphithéâtre CNRS DR -LR route de Mende Three Special seminars (...)

Open Positions: Internships, PhD Thesis, Post-Docs, Technicians, Engineers

IGMM has a long-standing tradition of training by and for research. Thus, all groups are used (...)


Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier
CNRS-UMR 5535 - 1919, Route de Mende - 34293 Montpellier  Cedex 5
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