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Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms
UMR 7232

Our team has been created in spring 2012. We are interested in the cellular and molecular control of ascidian embryogenesis. Ascidians (or sea squirts) belong to the tunicates, and together with vertebrates and cephalochordates (amphioxus) constitute the chordates that share the same basic body plan characterized by a notochord and a dorsal hollow nerve cord. Given its morphological simplicity, its compact genome and powerful tools for molecular embryology and functional genomics, one ascidian species, Ciona intestinalis, has emerged as an attractive model system for reconstructing the gene regulatory networks (GRNs) controlling development.


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    • PhD project 2021 - Ascidians team

      Our group is looking for a new member.
      We would like to train a new PhD student on a comparative project on anterior neurectoderm formation in deuterostomes.
      PhD fellowships are attributed through a competitive process by the école doctorale Complexité du Vivant (ED515, Sorbonne Université). Deadline for application is June 7th 2021.
      Contact: Sébastien DARRAS (sebastien.darras@obs-banyuls.fr)

    • Welcome to Raphaëlle!

      We will host Raphaëlle IMAN in the lab during 2 months for her Master 1 internship.

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