JL Maitre copie

Jean-Léon Maître

Host Institution

Group leader, CR CNRS

Current position

Institut Curie, Paris ; UMR3215 CNRS U934 INSERM, France

jean-leon.maitre@curie.fr

Mechanics of mammalian development

 

Animals come in all shapes and sizes. We want to understand how the mammalian embryo is built. For this, we study how the forces that deform and move the cells within the embryo are produced. Usual suspects are adhesion molecules, gluing cells together, and the cytoskeleton, which can push and pull on these adhesion molecules. We use biophysical tools to measure the forces, high-resolution microscopy to observe the embryo deformation and genetics to perturb development. This knowledge and the techniques that we develop could have direct applications in assisted reproductive technologies.


Read more


Training

• 2012 PhD, Institute of Science and Technologies Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria and Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, Carl-Philipp Heisenberg’s lab

• 2013-2016 EMBO and Marie Curie postdoc fellow, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, Takashi Hiiragi’s lab

• 2016 CNRS CR2, Institut Curie, Paris, France

• 2016 Group leader at Institut Curie, Paris, France


Awards

• Starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC), 2017

• Young researcher award from the Societe de Biologie Cellulaire de France, 2017



48.8433967
2.34462869999993