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Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms
UMR 7232



  • Molecular biology
  • Developmental biology

Contact Informations

Phone : 04-30-19-24-84
Mail(s) : agnes.roure@obs-banyuls.fr

Function and attachment

Engineer (IR CNRS)


  • 1998- Recrutement  Technicien CNRS - Laboratoire de Génétique et de Physiologie du Développement - Marseille.
  • 2000-2003 - Assistant Ingénieur - Département de Biologie du Développement -  Université d'Utrecht - PAYS-BAS
  • 2003-2012 - Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille-Luminy (IBDML) - Marseille
  • 2009 - Promue Assistant Ingénieur CNRS
  • 2012 - Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-mer - BIOM -
  • 2017 - Promue Ingénieure d'Etudes CNRS
  • 2022 - Promue Ingénieure de Recherche CNRS


  1. Chowdhury R., Roure A., le Pétillon Y., Mayeur H., Daric V. and Darras S. (2022). Highly distinct genetic programs for peripheral nervous system formation in chordates. BMC Biol 20, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-022-01355-7
  2. Coulcher JF*, Roure A*, Chowdhury R, Robert M, Lescat L, Bouin A, Carvajal Cadavid J, Nishida H and Darras S (2020). Conservation of peripheral nervous system formation mechanisms in divergent ascidian embryos. eLife 9, e59157. (*: equal contribution)
  3. Feinberg S*, Roure A*, Piron J and Darras S (2019). Antero-posterior ectoderm patterning by canonical Wnt signaling during ascidian development. PLOS Genetics 15, e1008054. (*: equal contribution)
  4. Roure A and Darras S (2016). Msxb is a core component of the genetic circuitry specifying the dorsal and ventral neurogenic midlines in the ascidian embryo. Dev. Biol. 409, 277-287.
  5. Roure A, Lemaire P and Darras S (2014). An Otx/Nodal regulatory signature for posterior neural development in ascidians. PLoS Genet. 10(8):e1004548.
  6. Sanges R, Hadzhiev Y, Gueroult-Bellone M, Roure A, Ferg M, Meola N, Amore G, Basu S, Brown ER, De Simone M, Petrera F, Licastro D, Strähle U, Banfi S, Lemaire P, Birney E, Müller F, Stupka E. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Apr 1;41(6):3600-18. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt030.
  7. Khoueiry P, Rothbächer U, Ohtsuka Y, Daian F, Frangulian E, Roure A, Dubchak I, Lemaire P. A cis-regulatory signature in ascidians and flies, independent of transcription factor binding sites. Curr Biol. 2010 May 11;20(9):792-802.
  8. Roure A, Rothbacher U, Robin F, Kalmar E, Ferone G, Lamy C, Missero C, Mueller F, Lemaire P. A multicassette gateway vector set for high throughput and comparative analyses in ciona and vertebrate embryos. PLoS ONE. 2007 Sep 19;2(9):e916.
  9. Pasini A, Amiel A, Rothbacher U, Roure A, Lemaire P, Darras S. Formation of the ascidian epidermal sensory neurons: insights into the origin of the chordate peripheral nervous system. PLoS Biol. 2006 Jun;4(7):e225.
  10. Galli A, Roure A, Zeller R, Dono R. Glypican 4 modulates FGF signalling and regulates dorsoventral forebrain patterning in Xenopus embryos. Development. 2003 Oct;130(20):4919-29
  11. Erkner A, Roure A, Charroux B, Delaage M, Holway N, Core N, Vola C, Angelats C, Pages F, Fasano L, Kerridge S. Grunge, related to human Atrophin-like proteins, has multiple functions in Drosophila development. Development. 2002 Mar;129(5):1119-29.
  12. Magnan A, Di Bartolo V, Mura AM, Boyer C, Richelme M, Lin YL, Roure A, Gillet A, Arrieumerlou C, Acuto O, Malissen B, Malissen M. T cell development and T cell responses in mice with mutations affecting tyrosines 292 or 315 of the ZAP-70 protein tyrosine kinase. J Exp Med. 2001 Aug 20;194(4):491-505.
  13. Denarier E, Aguezzoul M, Jolly C, Vourc'h C, Roure A, Andrieux A, Bosc C, Job D. Genomic structure and chromosomal mapping of the mouse STOP gene (Mtap6). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Feb 24;243(3):791-6.


French and foreign diplomas

  • 1995: BTS Anabiotec - Bac+2
  • 2007: Diplôme EPHE - Bac +5
  • 2013: Doctorat en biologie (Aix-Marseille Université)


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