Lab 513

Team members

  • Team
  • P. Hersen
  • JM. DiMeglio
  • B. Sorre
  • Z. Ben meriem
  • M. Benony
  • R. Ponthieu
  • F. Furfaro
  • S. Bonavia
  • H. Prunier
  • T. Wyatt
  • JL. Plouhinec
  • F. Duveau
  • C. Cordier
  • Students
  • E. Eriau
  • S. Jain
  • V. Delort
  • A. Benbernou

Pascal Hersen

  • CNRS DR2 Researcher
  • Office:649A
  • Phone:+33157276216
I am a (Bio)Physicist, leading an interdisciplinary group in Systems Biology and Soft matter Physics. We are always looking for students and researchers who share our interest for systems and synthetic biology. Do not hesitate to contact me if you feel that you can contribute to our research.
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Benoit Sorre

  • CNRS CR2 Researcher
  • Office:649A
  • Phone:+33157276216
Benoit Sorre is a CNRS researcher who joined the team in January 2014. He did a PhD at Curie Institute in Biophysics and a Postdoc at Rockefeller (NY, USA) working on how TGF-beta signaling respond to time varying stimulation. He is now developing a project on Synthetic Embriology and the physics of Stem Cell differentiation in collaboration with Jérome Collignon from Institut Jacques Monod.

JM Di Meglio

  • Professor Physics
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Jean Marc Di Meglio is a physics professor of University Paris Diderot. He is interested in biomechanics of locomotion and its relationship with aging of living systems.

Céline Cordier

  • Postdoc | Lab Manager
  • Office:756A
  • Phone:+ 33 157276270
Céline Cordier is a postdoctoral researcher and the lab manager of our team. In addition of managing the lab ressources and equipments she also works on optogenetics for yeast and mamalian cells.

Zachhary Ben Meriem

  • PhD student
  • Office:756A
  • Phone:+ 33 157276270
Zacchary is a fourth year PhD student cosupervised by E. Fabre (Hopital St Louis). He is a physicist by training, with a strong interest towards synthetic and systems biology. His PhD project deals with memory of past stress in yeast and the biophysical mechanisms of adaptation to stress in the context of multicellular assembly.

Marguerite Benony

  • PhD Student
  • Office:756A
  • Phone:+ 33 157276270
Marguerite Benony is a third year PhD student. She was trained as a designer from Ecole Boulle (2013) and ENS Cachan. She is interested in the relationships between design and life sciences. Her PhD project deals with designing the future of research and of laboratories, linking different research approaches, methods and communities.

Raphaël Ponthieu

  • PhD Student
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Raphael is a third year PhD student. He is working on the design of a connected and modular ant nest, to study ant behavior. We want to adress question on the possibilities of interaction and control of a living society by a computer assisted feedback loop acting on the nest structure and properties.

Fabien Furfaro

  • PhD Student
  • Office:756A
  • Phone:+ 33 157276270
Fabien is a third year PhD student with Benoit Sorre. He works on nodal signaling.

Sara Bonavia

  • PhD Student
  • Office:513A
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Sara is a third year PhD student with Benoit Sorre. She works on tissue morphogenesis on an in vitro synthetic embryo model made with cells encapsulated into an hydrogel.

Jean Louis Plouhinec

  • PostDoc
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Postdoctoral fellow working on stem cell differentiation on geometric patterns with Benoit Sorre.

Hélène Prunier

  • PostDoc
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Helene Prunier is a postdoctoral researcher working with P. Hersen and G. Charron. She is a physico chemist by training and is working on the development of an exeperimental platform to produce quantum dots of high quality for research and industrial applications.

Tom Wyatt

  • PostDoc
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Tom is a postdoctoral researcher working with Benoit Sorre on cell differentiation in microfluidics

Fabien Duveau

  • Postdoc
  • Office:756A
  • Phone:+ 33 157276270
Fabien is a postdoctoral researcher interested in molecular evolution and systems biology. In his past research, he studied the evolution of a robust developmental system in Caenorhabditis elegans and he described how mutation and selection both contributed to natural variation in the expression of a yeast metabolic gene. Fabien is now using single cell approaches such as microfluidics and time-lapse microscopy to understand how cell growth is regulated under periodic osmotic stress. He is also implementing optogenetic tools in yeast to control the activity of signaling pathways through light modulation.

Alumni

  • PhDs
  • Z. Marinkovic
  • JB Lugagne
  • A. Llamosi
  • C. Vulin
  • X. Duportet
  • A. Miermont
  • J. Uhlendorf
  • X. Manière
  • F. Lebois
  • E. Reffet
  • PotDocs
  • C. Hamon
  • S. Hu
  • V. Peschetola
  • F. Evenou
  • M. Lounaci
  • Students
  • D. Milunov
  • Théo Maire
  • Pierre Ivanovitch
  • Ewen Corre
  • Catherine Eisenhauer
  • Mislav Acman
  • Lou Vettier
  • Louise Jacquot
  • A. Villareal
  • A. Koehler
  • M. Kirch
  • M. Lehue
  • R. Seskind
  • A. Monmeyran
  • I. Uszynski
  • S. Jaramillo
  • M. Deyell
  • A. Engel
  • J. Reiders
  • A. Prastowo
  • A. Lochner
  • Y. Abidine
  • C. Yu
  • R. Layne
  • B. Haffner
  • C. Lin
  • D. Gredat
  • M. Miguras

Jean Baptiste Lugagne

  • PhD Student
  • Office:756A
  • Phone:+ 33 157276270
After an engineer degree in signal processing, I switched to bioengineering and biophysics right after my participation to the 2011 iGEM competition. My project aims at using microfluidics, microscopy, control theory and molecular biology to achieve real-time and long term control of gene expression and growth in bacteria.

Zoran Marinkovic

  • PhD Student
  • Office:756A
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I come from Croatia where I studied Molecular Biology at the University of Zagreb. Later on I spent a semester at Uppsala University in Sweden where I studied Microbial and Evolutionary Genetics. Currently I am in Paris in second year of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Life Science master specializing in Systems and Synthetic Biology. I will continue with the PhD studies in Pascal Hersen's lab in the Laboratory for Matter and Complex Systems exploring the self-organization of yeast cells from a single-cell to a multicellular community. My main scientific interests are Systems and Synthetic Biology, Evolutionary Dynamics, and Genetics.

Artémis Llamosi

  • PhD student
  • 2013-16
His work was related to the real time control of gene expression and to systems biology at the single cell level, which is taking into account natural non-genetic variability among cells. This project mixed microfluidics, synthetic biology and modeling in a systems biology approach. Artémis background was applyied maths for Biology (MSc UPMC) and engineering (Ecole Centrale Paris). He is now working for a Parisian Startup.

Clément Vulin

  • PhD student
  • 2010-14
He studied the growth of geometrically controlled yeast colonies using microfabrication and microfluidics. He is now looking for a postdoctoral position at the interface between physics and biology

Xavier Duportet

  • PhD student
  • 2010-14
Xavier Duportet did his PhD under the supervision of Gregory Batt (INRIA) and Ron Weiss (MIT). He was hosted by our lab for two years to us develop synthetic biology for mamalian cells. He is now the CEO of phageX.

Jannis Uhlendorf

  • PhD student
  • 2009-2013
Jannis did his PhD on the real time control of gene expression in yeast. He is now working as a postdoc in Edda Klipp's lab on the interplay between osmoregulation and ion homeostatis in yeast.
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Agnès Miermont

  • PhD student
  • 2009-2013
Agnès worked on the biophysical processes at play during the adaptation to severe osmotic stress in the yeast S. Cerevisiae. She is now a HFSP postdoc in Jonathan Chubb's lab
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Xavier Manière

  • PhD student
  • 2009-2012
Xavier studied the relation between the locomotion and aging of the worm C. elegans using electrotaxis. He is now working at INSERM
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Félix Lebois

  • PhD student
  • 2008-2012
Félix studied the locomotion dynamics of the worm C. elegans from a physics point of view. He is now working for Saint Gobain.
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Erwan Reffet

  • PhD student
  • 2009-2012
Erwan worked on the formation and stability of linear dunes in collaboration with S. Courrech du Pont and S. Douady.
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Chiara Fracassi

  • Postdoc
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Cyrille Hamon

  • PostDoc
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Valentina Peschetola

  • PostDoc
  • 2014-2015
She was trained in applied mathematics and I work at the mathematics-physics-biology interface and was a post-doctoral fellow (ATER) in Pascal's group at University Paris Diderot with a part-time teaching position at the Physics Department. Her project focused on the real time control of synthetic biological networks in mammalian cells.

Shiqiong Hu

  • Postdoc
  • 2011-14
Shiqiong Hu was a postdoctoral fellow in my team at the Mechanobiology institute of singapore. She studied the structure of focal adhesion using super resolution microscopy. She has now joined A. Bershadsky's lab at the MBI.

Fanny Evenou

  • Postdoc
  • 2009-11
Fanny worked on setting up an innovative micropatterning method for cell based assays. She is now working in the private sector.

Malika Lounaci

  • Postdoc
  • 2009-10
Malika worked on setting up microfluidic devices for quantitative single yeast cell imaging.

Théo Maire

  • M1 Student
  • 2016

Pierre Ivanovitch

  • 42 Student
  • 2016

Ewen Corre

  • M2 Student
  • 2016

Catherine Eisenhauer

  • M2 Student
  • 2016

Mislav Acman

  • M1 Student
  • 2016

Lou

  • Ecole Boulle
  • 2016

Louise Jacquot

  • Licence FdV
  • 2016

Antonio Villareal

  • M2 Student
  • 2014

Mélanie Kirch

  • M2 Student
  • 2014
After finishing my bachelor degree in Life Science Engineering at the university Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, I continued with the master in this subject. I am now a second year master student and my fields of interest range from biotechnology to biophysics. My current project is about data analysis and modelling of gene expression in bacteria.

Agnès Koehler

  • M2 Student
  • 2014
I am a master student in the second year of the master AIV at Paris Descartes and computer science at TU Munich. After a bachelor degree in applied mathematics with special interest to the biological domain in Munich, I spent one year in Paris at Université Diderot. My interests vary from neurobiology, behavioural studies to the modelling of gene expression. My current project now aims at complementing this theoretical work with some practical experience in a wetlab.

Marine Lehue

  • M2 Student
  • 2014

Rémi Sieskind

  • M2 Student
  • 2014

Amaury Monmeyran

  • L3 Student
  • 2014

Ivy Uszynsky

  • M2 Student
  • 2014

Sebastian Jaramillo

  • M2 Student
  • 2014

Matt Deyell

  • M2 Student
  • 2014

Adrien Engel

  • M2 Student
  • 2013

Julianne Reiders

  • M1 Student
  • 2013

Aishah Prastowo

  • M1 Student
  • 2013

Anne Lochner

  • M1 Student
  • 2013

Yara Abidine

  • M2 Student
  • 2012

Chenlu Yu

  • M2 Student
  • 2011

Randy Laine

  • M2 Student
  • 2009

Damien Gredat

  • M2 Student
  • 2009

Mathilde Miguras

  • L3 Student
  • 2008