Welcome to the Minc Lab

Institut Jacques Monod (Paris, France)

How do cells determine their shape and size?

How do cells decide in which direction to grow or where to divide?

How might cells sense their geometry?

Dmitry moves to a new position at the Pasteur

Congratulations to Dmitry Ershov a post-doc in the lab, who just started as a research engeneer in the image analysis platform at the Pasteur...

Hirokazu is opening his own lab in japan

Congratulation and good luck to Hiro, a post-doc in the lab who obtained an independent position in Yokohama City university; and will start his own...

Welcome to Katia, Louis and Milan

New Masters Students joining the team for a couple of months!

Jeremy gives a seminar at EMBL Tissue Conference

Jeremy is attending the EMBO conference Tissue Self-organization, and will give a talk on the competition between aster centration and decentration...

Post-doc positions available in the lab

We seek motivated candidates, willing to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. Experience in cell biology, microscopy, molecular biology or...

Fundamental research on cell morphogenesis

The goal of our research is to elucidate how cells establish their particular morphology and internal organization in order to perform their given functions. We aim to take a broad and multidisciplinary approach to this problem and use different organisms to identify general principles controlling cell morphogenesis. One hallmark of our work is to integrate and develop state of the art quantitative approaches, such as micro-fabrication, mathematical modeling and image analysis tools to address basic questions in morphogenesis. To reach these goals we combine expertise from different fields including chemistry, biology and physics. The current main research area of our team include: 

1. The study of cell division positioning during early embryogenesis and in developing tissues. In these projects we perform experimental work using sea urchin embryonic cleavages as a quantitative model system. We also develop computational models to understand mechanisms of spindle orientation in other developing tissues or embryos of different species.

2. The study of the emergence of cell polarity and cell shape in single-celled organisms. In these projects we use the rod-shape fission yeast Schizosaccarhomyces pombe and perform quantitative experiments to elucidate how spatial order emerges in these model unicellular eukaryotes.

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