Tenured Research Scientist CNRS
Recherche - Paris
Spécialités / domaines
Cellular and Tissue Imaging,
Multimodal Imaging,
Molecular imaging,
Intelligence artificielle,
Microscopie optique,
Multi-scale physics-chemistry-biology and cancer (molecules, cells, tissues and organisms)

Bassam Hajj is a physicist by training, specialized in optical microscopy and single-molecule imaging. He is co-Leading the ''Light-based Observation and Control of Cellular Functions'' (LOCCO) team. Bassam did a PhD thesis at Ecole Normale Superieur de Cachan on Electro-optical microscopy in physics and biology. He joined Janelia Research Campus for a post-doc to work on multifocus microscopy for fast and sensitive imaging at the single molecule level. He returned to France at Insitut Curie for a post-doc and later was recruited as a CNRS permanent researcher since 2016. The team of Bassam focuses on developing cutting edge optical microscopy methods for single-molecule imaging, combined with advanced visualization and analyses tools. The aim is to address biological questions related to 3D nuclear organization and dynamics at different spatial and temporal scales.

Molecular basis of CTCF binding polarity in genome folding
Nature Communications
Elphège P. Nora, Laura Caccianini, Geoffrey Fudenberg, Kevin So, Vasumathi Kameswaran, Abigail Nagle, Alec Uebersohn, Bassam Hajj, Agnès Le Saux, Antoine Coulon, Leonid A. Mirny, Katherine S. Pollard, Maxime Dahan, Benoit G. Bruneau