CNRS, Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Host: Tineke Lenstra
’s main interest is how gene expression is established during embryogenesis. She obtained her PhD on mouse myogenesis in 2008 at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. For her post-doc she studied transcriptional regulation during Drosophila development at UC Berkeley. Her postdoctoral work revealed the importance of paused polymerase for the coordination of cell fate decisions during gastrulation.
Since 2015, she is directing a group at IGMM where they study mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in living Drosophila embryos. Their current research focuses on the role of promoters and enhancers on the dynamic aspects of transcription (transcriptional synchrony, bursting and memory). Recently they started also investigating translational control during early development.