Céline Vallot

Current position

Group leader, CNRS Research Director (DR2)

Host Institution

Institut Curie, Paris, FRANCE

Dynamics of epigenetic alterations in cancer


Céline Vallot and her research group are investigating epigenetic mechanisms driving tumor plasticity. These study how chemical modifications of the chromatin, structuring DNA, play a role in defining the phenotype of cancer cells. They explore the dynamics of acquisition of epigenetic features in cancer cells, to understand how these cells evolve in response to treatment, and eventually escape cancer therapy. The group combines computational approaches to microfluidic systems to profile the epigenomes of each cancer cell.

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• 1st group leader position: 2017, Institut Curie, UMR3244/Translational Department, Paris, France

• 1st permanent position: 2013-2016, Université Paris 7, Paris, France, Claire Rougeulle’s lab

• Postdoc: 2010-2013, Université Paris 7, Paris, France, Claire Rougeulle’s lab

• PhD : 2009, Institut Curie, Paris, France, François Radvanyi’s lab


• Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), 2020

• Olga Sain Prize, La Ligue Contre le Cancer, 2019

• Institut Necker/Fondation TOURRE Prize, 2019

• Gaston Rousseau Prize, Académie des Sciences, 2018

• CNRS Bronze Medal, 2018

• Claude Paoletti Prize, CNRS, 2016

• ATIP-Avenir Grant, 2016