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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
DJEGHMOUM Yasmina M4 005 Piazza CNRS
DUMONT Agnès M4 005 Piazza CNRS
PIAZZA Aurele M5 105 Piazza CNRS
SAVOCCO Jérôme M4 005 Piazza CNRS

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. He is a proud recipient of a Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI) post-doctoral fellowship.

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 at the Hong Kong Pasteur Institute where she developed a multiplex flu serological test. in 2010, she joined the Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics Core Facility in Montreal, where she became  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!

Yasmina got her Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Sorbonne University in Paris. She performed her Master’s internship at Institut Curie in the lab of Aura Carreira where she studied the role of BRCA2 oligomeric state in DNA double-strand break repair by homologous recombination in human cell lines. Being always interested in genetics and molecular biology, she walked down the homologous recombination pathway, and now study factors regulating D-loop formation and stability in S. cerevisiae.

Lab alumni:

  • Schayma Ben Marzougui (ENSTA Paris M2 maths student 2021) - honors (16/20)
  • Nicolas Mendiboure (INSA M1 bioinformatics student 2021) - honors (19.4/20)
  • Vinciane Piveteau (ENS M2 biology student 2021) - honors (16/20)
  • Hélène Bordelet (post-doc 2020-2021), now postdoc in Romain Koszul's lab (Institut Pasteur) and close collaborator :)