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Team's members

Each member can be contacted by e-mail, firstname.name AT ens-lyon.fr. Phone numbers are +33 (0)4 72 72 8x xx.
Full Name Office Team Status
JOST Daniel M3 103 JOST Responsable équipe
ABDULLA Amith Zafal M 2-3 106 JOST Doctorant CNRS
ARBONA Jean-Michel M2-3 106 JOST CRCN CNRS
BONTONOU Myriam JOST Chercheur ENS
CROISET Mia M2-3 101 JOST IE CDD CNRD
D'ASARO Dario JOST Doctorant ENS
FOUREL Genevieve JOST DR
SALARI Hossein M 2-3 106 JOST Post Doc CNRS
TORTORA Maxime M 2-3 106 JOST IR CDD CNRS
ZERAATI Amir JOST Doctorant CNRS

LAB members

  • Daniel Jost (DR2 CNRS, PI)

Daniel obtained his PhD in Physics in 2010 from ENS de Lyon for his research on statistical physics of folding and melting of nucleic acids under the supervision of R. Everaers at the Physics lab of ENS de Lyon. For his first post-doc, he joined the laboratory of E. Levine at Harvard University to study small RNA-mediated post-transcriptional regulation aka RNAi. In 2012, he returned to France at the Physics lab of ENS de Lyon as an fixed-term lecturer and started to investigate the role of epigenomics in the spatial organization of chromatin in collaboration with C. Vaillant. He obtained a CNRS permanent research position (Research Associate) in 2014 at the TIMC Institute (Univ Grenoble-Alpes) in the Mathematical and Computational Biology team where he continued working on chromatin organization and regulation. In 2019, he moved back to ENS de Lyon at LBMC as a team leader to integrate his biophysical research activity within a biology institute and to develop new projects on the structure-function relation of chromatin. In 2020, he was recipient of the CNRS Bronze Medal for his early career achievements. In 2022, he was promoted Senior Researcher (DR) by CNRS. Latest CV can be found here.

Twitter: @djost_physbiol

  • Jean-Michel Arbona (CRCN CNRS, Researcher)
  • Geneviève Fourel (DR INSERM, Researcher)
  • Hossein Salari (Post-doc)

Twitter: @hosseinsalari65

  • Maxime Tortora (Post-doc)
  • Amith Zafal Abdulla (PhD student)

Amith obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science (Physics) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was working on the physics of active matter modelling bacterial swarm dynamics. Currently, he is a PhD student in the lab working on the biophysical coupling between epigenome regulation and 3D chromatin organization by employing theoretical models in collaboration with C. Vaillant (LPENSL).

Twitter: @AmithZafal

  • Dario D'Asaro (PhD student)

Dario received his Bachelor (Physics) and Master of Science (Physics of Complex Systems) from the University of Turin. He joined the lab for his M2 and PhD theses, under the co-supervision of D. Jost (LBMC), C. Vaillant (LPENSL) and J.-M. Arbona (LBMC).  His project focuses on investigating the interplay between DNA replication and 3D chromosome organization through polymer physics and biophysical modelling.

  • Amir Zeraati (PhD Student)

Amir has earned his bachelor in Mechatronics engineering from Shahrood University of Technology (Iran), his master in Mechatronics engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic, Iran), and a master (M2) in Biomechanical engineering from École Polytechnique. He's working on decoding the genomic replication program of human cells by artificial intelligence under the supervision of J.-M. Arbona (LBMC), B. Audit (LPENSL) and O. Hyrien (IBENS).

  • Myriam Bontonou (Post-doc)

Myriam received her M.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering; Imperial College London) and engineering (Ecole Centrale de Nantes) degrees in 2018. In 2021, she obtained her PhD from IMT Atlantique (Brest, France) for her research on machine learning and its applications to computer vision and neuroimaging under the supervision of M. Jézéquel, V. Gripon and N. Farrugia at the Department of Mathematical and Electrical Engineering. She is now a postdoc in the lab working with J.-M. Arbona in collaboration with P. Borgnat and B. Audit (LPENSL).  Her research interests include deep learning, machine learning and graph signal processing, with a particular interest for applications in functional genomics.  

Lab Alumni

Nathan Lecouvreur (M2 GenoPath, Lyon 1, 2022)

Suzon Montmartin & Zacharia Tougui (M1 Bioinformatics, Lyon 1, 2022)

Eliane Cassassa (M1 MSIAM, ENSIMAG, 2021)

Audrey Piraud (L3 Polytech Nice Sofia, 2021)

Noémie Quesnel (IE, 2021-2022)

Thomas Boukéké-Lesplulier (L3 Biology, ENS de Lyon, 2020)