UCA annual Award Ceremony: 7 iBV members recognised for their scientific contributions
UCA annual Award Ceremony: 7 iBV members recognised for their scientific contributions

iBV is a member of Université Cote d’Azur (UCA), a cluster of Research and Higher Education on the French Riviera. Each year UCA organises a special award ceremony recognising the talent and accomplishments of researchers, students and artists who have been awarded prestigious prizes for their work.

 This year, 7 iBV members will take part to the ceremony for their excellent scientific contributions:

Anaelle GRABEK
PhD Student - SCHEDL Team
Best poster presentation award - 18th Adrenal Cortex Conference

PhD Student - THEROND Team
Best poster award - 32nd French Drosophila meeting

The ceremony will take place at the "Galet" amphitheater, at the Pasteur Hospital Center in Nice on Monday December 10th at 6pm.

Congratulations to All Awardees !

1 Post-Doc Position - 3 years - Starting October 2018



Position available (starting oct./dec. 2018) in Pascal Thérond laboratory to functionally characterize Hedgehog secretion and spreading in Drosophila. Hedgehog proteins are key signaling mediators that govern a wide range of processes during embryonic development and adult tissue homeostasis from Drosophila to human. Hedgehogs are the only metazoan proteins known to possess a covalently-linked cholesterol moiety. Our laboratory is interested in how Hedgehog proteins traffic in the producing tissue and exert their function in the receiving tissue.
We have shown that the Endosomal Sorting Complex Required for Transport (ESCRT) promotes Hedgehog proteins loading on exo-vesicles to exert their effect at long distances. The post-doctoral project aims to gain further insight into the trafficking, vesicular secretion and the extracellular spread of Hedgehog proteins through tissues using cell biology and genetic technics. Moreover, in vivo imaging and single molecule tracking (in collaboration with computational science lab) has been developped on our tissue models and will be further used to investigate the dynamics of Hedgehog release and spreading.

Interested candidates should have strong knowledge of, and experience in fly genetics, cell biology and optic microscopy (confocal/spinning disc). The position is funded for 3 years in duration. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, and can be nationals of any country.

Selected references: Ayers et al., Dev. Cell 2010 vol18, 605–620; Briscoe and Thérond, Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. Vol. 14, 2013; Matusek et al., Nature 2014 Dec 4;516(7529): 99-103; D’Angelo et al., Dev. Cell 2015 Feb. 9 ; 32, 290-303.

Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae and a list of three referees to:
Dr. Pascal Therond, CNRS-UMR 6543, Université de Nice-Valrose, 06108 Nice Cedex 2, France.
Phone: (33) 4 92076446. Email: therond@unice.fr