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PIAZZA Aurele Piazza CNRS / Institut Pasteur

Aurèle obtained his PhD in Genetics in 2012 from the Univeristy Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris for his research on DNA secondary structures conducted in the laboratory of Alain Nicolas at the Institut Curie. For his post-doc he joined the laboratory of Wolf-Dietrich Heyer at the University of California in Davis to study the core steps of homologous recombination. In 2017 he returned to France in the laboratory of Romain Koszul at the Intitut Pasteur where he started to investigate the reciprocal influences of the spatial organization of chromatin in the nucleus and the DNA break repair process. He obtained a permanent research position at the CNRS in 2018. In 2019, he received funding from the CNRS (Momentum) and the European Union (ERC) to develop these projects in his own research group.

Twitter: @aurelepiazza

Jérôme earned his PhD in bioengineering at the University of Louvain in 2018 (UCLouvain, Belgium). His thesis, conducted in the lab of Pierre Morsomme, focused on the trafficking of plasma membrane proteins in S. cerevisiae. He then started a post-doctoral position in the team of Anna Maria Marini at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) to study the structure-function relationship of human ammonium transporters of the Rhesus family. Passionate about molecular genetics, he is now going to tackle the long-standing questions raised by the homology search process.

Agnes obtained her Master in cellular and molecular biology in 2004. She then started working in the virology field, first in a clinical study about HHV8 detection in transplant organs in France and then developing a multiplex flu serological test at the Hong Kong Pasteur Institute. in 2010, she reached Montreal to enter the Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics Core Facility, where she becomes more specialized in next-generation sequencing.  After a short stay in Merabet and Yvert’s lab at the Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon, she is joining us to discover the pleasure and secrets of the best model organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae!

  • Schayma Ben Marzougui


Schayma is a math student at ENSTA. She sets up polymer modelling in the lab, with the help of the Jost lab.

Lab alumni:

  • Nicolas Mendiboure (INSA M1 student 2021) - not yet graded.
  • Vinciane Piveteau (ENS M2 student 2021) - honors.
  • Hélène Bordelet (post-doc 2020-2021), now postdoc in Romain Koszul's lab (Institut Pasteur) and close collaborator :)