For this fourth edition, we had the pleasure to welcome Émilie Borloz (MMG), Dominka Pilat (INP) and Cédric Maurange (IBDM). Dominika Pilat and Émilie Borloz introduced their respective PhD in a cross-presentation. After a question session, Cédric Maurange explained his research on genetic programmes modifying the properties of neural stem cells during development.
A one-hour web-conference in 2 parts: two PhD students will give a 10 min cross-presentation of their PhD work. After 5 min of questions, they will hand over to a researcher, a postdoc or an engineer from the neuroscience community who will present in 20 min an accessible version of their research. Once again, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, debate on the topic of the day or simply get to know your colleague better!
Your "Zoomers" of this fourth edition
Learn more about the thesis Dominika Pilat (INP) presented by Émilie Borloz (MMG) and vice versa. The presentation of both theses is followed by the presentation of the work of Cédric Maurange (IBDM). You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions and watch the Neurobinar on our YouTube Chanel.
Cédric Maurange did his PhD at the University of Heidelberg working on epigenetic mechanisms regulating gene expression during development. He then did a post-doc at the Medical Research Center in London during which he worked on the temporal regulation of neural stem cells during brain production in Drosophila. Since 2009, he has been team leader at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille (IBDM). With his team, he has developed several lines of research, focusing in particular on genetic programmes modifying the properties of neural stem cells during development. More recently, the team has established a model of tumours of developmental origin, making it possible to understand how developmental genetic programmes can be co-opted to induce tumours and govern the proliferative properties of cancer cells. The team mainly uses the Drosophila fly as a study model but has recently added a vertebrate animal model: the avian embryo. The team is labelled “National League against Cancer“.
Graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a Bachelor and Master's degree in Neuroscience, Dominika started her thesis in 2017 at the Institute of NeuroPhysiopathology (INP) thanks to a NeuroSchool scholarship. Her thesis topic is entitled "MT5-MMP promotes neuroinflammation, pathogenic transformation of the amyloid precursor protein and synaptic dysfunction in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease" and her work is validated by a co-supervision of Dr. Santiago Rivera and Dr. Kevin Baranger.
Holder of a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology and Biotechnology and a Master's degree in Human Pathology with a specialisation in Human and Medical Genetics (Aix-Marseille University), Emilie Borloz is currently in her 3rd year of doctoral studies. She is carrying out her thesis project entitled "Rett Syndrome: Enteric Nervous System and Therapeutic Strategies" under the supervision of Jean-Christophe Roux at the Marseille Medical Genetics Centre (MMG) wich enrols both in the MarMaRa and the NeuroMarseille Institutes