Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

You are here: Home / Teams / Genome mechanics - A. Piazza / Team's members

Team's members

Each member can be contacted by e-mail, AT Phone numbers are +33 (0)4 72 72 8x xx.

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.

Hélène obtained her Ph.D. in Genetics in 2019 for the work she performed in the laboratory of Karine Dubrana (CEA Fontenay-aux-Roses) on the regulation of homologous recombination in subtelomeric regions using physical assays in S. cerevisiae. She currently investigates the relationship between the spatial organization of the yeast genome and the DNA break repair processes.

 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.