Itys Vacher-Comet

Itys Vacher-Comet


Research experience and education

-Postdoc in the laboratory of Prof. K. Helin. May 2009 to present. BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Study of the recruitment mechanisms of Polycomb group (PcG) proteins in mouse Embryonic Stem cells and during cell differentiation

-Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr G. Cavalli. Oct. 2002 to Apr. 2009. IGH, CNRS, Montpellier, France. Study of the role of the chromosome conformation in PcG and insulator functions in fly

-M.Sc. in the laboratory of Dr P. Pasero. Feb. to May. 2002. IGMM, CNRS, Montpellier, France. Study of the role of the yeast Sgs1 helicase in genome integrity maintenance

-M.Sc. in the laboratory of Dr M. Benkirane. Sep. 2001 to Jan. 2002. IGH, CNRS, Montpellier, France. Study of the role of the acetylation of F-box proteins in the regulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway

Grants and Fellowships

- Lundbeck foundation. Project grants, biomedicine. May 2012 to Apr 2015. EUR 201k

- EMBO Long-Term Fellowships. Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2012

- French National League against Cancer. Oct. 2005 to Sep. 2006

- French ministry of scientific research. Oct. 2002 to Sep. 2005. Ranked first out of 48

Scientific communications

-EMBO Conference on Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, La Grande Motte, France. Sep. 2005. Poster

-19th French Annual Drosophila Research Congress, Imbours, France. Oct. 2004.Talk

-69th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology: Epigenetic. New York, US. Jun. 2004. Poster

Given lectures

- Guest lecture on Epigenetics. Aug. 2012. Future Biotech Summer School, Klyazma, Russia

-Nine lectures on Structural Biochemistry for undergraduate students. Sep. to Dec. 2003. Centre Galien private school, Montpellier, France

Mentoring experience

-Mentoring of two master students. Jan. to Jun. in 2006 and 2007. University Montpellier II, France

Attended courses

- EMBO Laboratory Management Course for Postdocs. Apr. 2013


M.Sc., Ph.D.

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