EPFL BioE Talks SERIES "Mitotic Bookmarking by Transcription Factors"


Event details

Date 16.05.2022
Hour 16:0017:00
Speaker Pablo Navarro Gil, Ph.D., Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Institut Pasteur, Paris (F)
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

The changes that occur during mitosis often have dramatic effects on gene regulatory processes, which need to be accurately reinstated in the daughter cells. Whether sequence-specific transcription factors (TFs) contribute to gene reactivation after mitosis, particularly in the context of an intense and global burst of transcription occurring shortly after division, is not fully understood. While some TFs have been proposed to act as mitotic bookmarking factors driving gene reactivation after mitosis, whether this function is really executed by any TF is still today debatable. These questions will be discussed using pluripotent cells and the TFs CTCF, Esrrb, Nr5a2 and cMyc as illustrative examples.

2018             HDR; UVSQ University
2002-2006    PhD; Paris VI University - «Logique du Vivant»
2001-2002    DEA (Cancerology); Institut Gustave Roussy / Paris XI
1999-2001    Master; École Normale Supérieure Ulm / Paris VII
1999-2003    École Normale Supérieure de Cachan
2019-present    Head of the EPIC Unit, Institut Pasteur
2016-present    Coordinator of the Revive bioinformatics team, Institut Pasteur
2013-2018        Junior Group Leader (ECS G5), Institut Pasteur
2009-2013        Research associate with Pr.I. Chambers, University of Edinburgh
2006-2009        Research associate with Pr. P. Avner, Institut Pasteur
2002-2006        PhD studies with Dr. C. Rougeulle, Institut Pasteur

Zoom link (with one-time registration for the whole series) for attending remotely: https://go.epfl.ch/EPFLBioETalks

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