Teams in this unit investigate the mechanisms underlying the stability and the plasticity of genetic and epigenetic information in normal or pathological contexts such as cancer. Using complementarity approaches, we develop an integrated view of the functional organization of the genome at different scales: from the molecule to the cell to the organism.
A Key Protein for DNA Repair Observed in YeastFor the first time, researchers from Institute Curie, led by Dr. Angela Taddei, have highlighted one of the cellular mechanisms that come into play during DNA repair.21/08/2023
Institut Curie - Institut Pasteur partnership: two joint projects to promote innovation and advancement of knowledgeImplementing their collaborative research strategy, Institut Curie and Institut Pasteur have raised the impressive amount of €600,000 to finance two research projects involving two teams from each organization. The MUCTOLIN project, looking at the role of tolerance induced by mucus during Listeria infection, and the TicTac project, which aims to study the effects of geometry on the healthy or cancerous status of a cell or on its development, were chosen.28/04/2023
Congratulations to Leïla Périé and Antoine Coulon, winners of the CNRS Bronze Medal 2023Two scientists from the Research Center have just been honored by the CNRS. Each year the organization rewards the women and men who have made the greatest contributions to its reputation and progress in research. The 2023 edition once again recognizes the excellence of the researchers working at Institut Curie’s Research Center.04/04/2023
Manipulating chromosomes in living cells reveals that they are fluidFor the first time, scientists from CNRS, Institut Curie and Sorbonne Université have been able to act physically on chromosomes in living cells. By subjecting the chromosomes to different forces using magnets, they discovered that chromosomes are in fact very fluid – almost liquid – outside cell division phases. This study is published in Science on July 29, 2022.01/08/2022
Genomic instability is a major driving force of tumorigenesis. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms underlying genomic instability during cancer development, with a focus on the role of oncogene and tumor suppressor-affected networks, in DNA replication stress, transcription and chromatin
conformations consistent with experimental data is presented. The energy landscape of the model was derived by using the