Within the MCD unit, there are four major research themes which are grouped togther in the form of four "programs".

Each team is affiliated to one or several programs (RNA biology, CellDyn, STADE and CODE).


RNA biology and RNP complexes


Stem cells and development


Cell-cycle, cell dynamics and mechanics

  • Benazeraf, Heterogeneity and Plasticity in Vertebrate Morphogenesis
  • Besson, Cell Cycle & Cancer
  • Blader, Control of neuronal identity in the zebrafish
  • Davy, Cell-cell communication in the mammalian nervous system
  • Krndija, Gut Development and Homeostasis
  • Merdes, Microtubule organization in cell division and differentiation
  • NEUROCYCLE (Pituello), Role of cell cycle in cell fate decision
  • Payre, Control of cell shape remodeling
  • Suzanne, Apoptosis-dependent Morphogenesis
  • Theveneau, Cell Dynamics - EMT and Directional Cell Migration
  • Tournier/Gachet, Spatio-temporal control of cell division
  • Wang, Cell migration and cancer

Chromosome organisation, dynamics and evolution