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Fly Cell Atlas published today

The Fly Cell Atlas was published today in Science. Our lab has contributed to this effort as part of the Fly Cell Atlas consortium.

March 4th, 2022|

Welcome Rebekah!

Rebekah Rakotonirina-Ricquebourg joins the lab as an M2 from the Magistère Européen de Génétique at the University of Paris. Rebekah did her undergraduate studies at the University of Paris.

January 17th, 2022|

Welcome Elsa!

Elsa Iliopoulou joins the lab as an Ingénieur d’études. Elsa received her M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from the University of Crete where she studied the evolution of non-coding elements in teleost fish.

January 3rd, 2022|

Congratulations Konstantina!

Konstantina’s PhD paper is out today in Biology Open. They show that, in C. elegans, the combined action of multiple bHLH transcription factors is required to activate terminal selectors beyond a certain threshold that can then regulate downstream effector genes. Congratulations!

December 15th, 2021|

First lab meeting

First lab meeting: things in the lab start to roll! In the meantime, the lab space has started to take shape. Can’t wait for the first experiments!

September 10th, 2021|

Welcome Konstantina!

Konstantina Filippopoulou is our first post-doc! She did her PhD at Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille in the lab of Vincent Bertrand studying mechanisms that ensure the robustness of neuronal specification.

September 1st, 2021|

New publication

We publish today in Developmental Biology a review introducing and summarizing all single-cell sequencing studies from the Drosophila visual system. We suggest ways to take full advantage of the available datasets. We discuss the state-of-the-art regarding neuronal identity regulation, neuronal circuit development and evolution of neuronal diversity. Link

August 12th, 2021|

New publication

The Fly Cell Atlas paper is out! The FCA consortium sequenced, annotated, and analyzed every single cell from an adult fly. This is the first whole-organism single cell atlas and is available to anyone. Link Data

July 5th, 2021|

New publication

Marques et al describe the very first steps of neuronal maturation in the Drosophila central brain. They show that while ChAT (choline acetyltransferase) is transcribed very early, its translation is delayed and coordinated by the developmental stage of the animal. Link

June 22nd, 2021|

New publication

We published today in Biorxiv the complete temporal series of transcription factors in the Drosophila medulla neuroblasts. We identify the genetic interactions between the temporal transcription factors (tTFs) that allow the series to progress. We show how the tTFs regulate neuronal identity transcription factors and describe the very first steps that a neuron takes to differerentiate. Link

June 14th, 2021|
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