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Eric Soler

Host Institution

Group leader, CR1 Inserm

Current position

CNRS UMR5535, IGMM - Institute of Molecular Genetics, Montpellier, France

Transcription factor dynamics and long-range interactions in erythroid cells


Eric Soler and his research group are investigating mechanisms regulating spatio-temporal control of gene expression. They investigate the relationships existing between chromosome folding, genome architecture and gene expression during cellular differentiation and development. They use red blood cell differentiation as a model to conduct epigenomic studies of normal differentiation processes. They also investigate the genetic mechanisms of both frequent and rare red blood cells disorders such as beta-thalassemia and erythroid leukemias.

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• 2016 : Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR), Université de Montpellier

• 2016 : Appointed Team Leader at the IGMM (Molecular Genetics Institute of Montpellier), France

• 2014 : Appointed Atip-Avenir Group leader at Inserm UMR967, CEA iRCM institute, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

• 2013 : Appointed Research associate (Inserm CR1, permanent position), Inserm UMR967, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

•2010-2012 : Appointed Group Leader at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

• 2006-2010 : Postdoctoral fellow, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Frank Grosveld's lab

• 2005 PhD, Université Paris 7, France, Louis-Marie Houdebine's lab


• Member of the Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) EpiGenMed, Montpellier, 2016 

• Member of the LabEx on Red Blood Cells GR-Ex, 2015

• Atip-Avenir Grant, (Inserm), 2013