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Reini F. Luco

Host Institution

Group leader, Researcher (CNRS CR1)

Current position

Institut de Génétique Humaine, CNRS ; Montpellier, France


The role of chromatin and lncRNAs in alternative splicing regulation


Reini Luco and her research team are looking for novel mechanisms of alternative splicing regulation amongst chromatin regulators. By using a well established and inducible human model system of cell reprogramming, the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, they aim at understanding which is the dynamic interplay between histone modifications and alternative splicing to demonstrate for the first time the real physiological impact of chromatin on cell-specific splicing.

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• 2013: Appointed Group Leader (CNRS-CR1, permanent position), IGH, Montpellier, France

• 2007-2012: Postdoctoral fellow, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA. Tom Misteli’s Lab

• 2007 PhD, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Jorge Ferrer’s Lab


• CNRS Bronze Medal, 2016

• Member of Montpellier’s Laboratories of Excellence: LABEX EpiGenMed, 2014

• Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, 2013

• Member of the EpiGeneSys ”Research Integrating System Biology and Epigenetics”, 2013

• Laureate of the ATIP-AVENIR programme of excellence, 2013

• The Center for Cancer Research top Science advances award, National Institutes of Health, 2011

• NCI Intramural Career Development Innovation Award, National Institutes of Health, 2010