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Welcome to the Stem Cells, Development and Evolution Team Website.Find us in the Institut Jacques Monod (IJM – CNRS UMR 7592), Bâtiment Buffon, First Floor, Room 156B, in the PRG/Paris Denis Diderot Campus (directions). We are speaking French and English languages at the lab.


January 2020 : Welcome to our 2 new members – Aurore Vullien (M2 Student) and Quentin Schenkelaars (Post-Doc)

6th January 2020 : Pierre is presenting Anabelle’s results during the Institute Seminar

19 December 2019 : Our team secures funding for 4 years from the ANR: a collaborative grant led by our philosopher colleague Lucie Laplane (IHPST).

16/17 December 2019 : Eve attends the Aquatic models for regeneration & aging in Nice

13th December 2019 : Our team secures funding for 2 years from the Fondation l’ARC & the Ligue contre le Cancer

11th December 2019 : Loïc presents his results for the Young Science Club of the IJM

3rd to 5th December 2019: Eve, Loïc & Pierre attend the « Hors les Murs » Seminar of the Institut Jacques Monod, at Marcoussis

30th November 2019 : Farewell Anabelle ending her PostDoc in our team and leaving for Heidelberg

21st November 2019 : Publication of the book « Voir l’invisible COLLECTIF ARMIR Comprendre – Agir. Tome 2 » where Michel & Eve have co-written a chapter titled « Stem cells, superpowered cells ? »

18-21 November 2019: Filming of a MOOC on Platynereis for the Digital Marine Erasmus+ project

14 November 2019: Eve presents our work at the Roscoff Marine Station in Roscoff

23-26 October 2019 : Eve attends the European Developmental Biology Congress (EDBC, Alicante)

12-17 October 2019 : Pierre and Eve visit Jérôme Hui‘s team in Hong-Kong as part of our Procore joint program

6-10 October 2019 : Eve attends a course on small RNAs in Sète : École thématique du CNRS -petits ARN régulateurs-Sète

23rd of September 2019 : Eve presents our work at the LBDV in Villefranche-sur Mer

1st September 2019 : First day for Loïc as our PhD student in our lab

July 2019 : Farewell to Luis and Ombeline who finished their respective work in our team

19 June 2019 : Visit of Uri Frank who is giving a seminar in our institute about stem cells and regeneration in the cnidarian Hydractinia

10-14 June : Visit of our Hong-Kong collaborators from Jérôme Hui‘s Team

4 June 2019 : Ombeline Lamer (Faculté des Sciences Orsay) is joining our team for a short internship

May 2019 : Congratulations Loic for obtaining your PhD funding

May 2019 : Here are our two internship projects for Master 2 Students that can be applied for BDC and MEG masters :
Appendage regeneration in animals: insights from the annelid Platynereis, an emerging model organism
Are there conserved triggers of regeneration in animals? Insights from the annelid Platynereis dumerilii

6-7 May 2019 : Eve is organizing the regeneration session and the Marine Metazoan Workshop for the 9th edition of EFOR.

April 2019 : Anabelle and Eve attend the CARPENTRY Workshop at the Institute.

March 2019 : Eve presents Platynereis dumerilii during the Schmid Training Course at Roscoff’s Biological Station.

February 2019 : Our PROCORE projet about miRNA and regeneration with Dr Jerome’s Hui lab (Hong Kong) has been funded through the Campus France Scheme

February 2019 : Luis Carrera (Portugal) is joining our team, for a 5 months Erasmus internship for his Master

February 2019 : Publication of the « Atlas d’embryologie descriptive – 4e édition » for which Michel participated (Dunod Editions)

February 2019 : Loïc presented the paper A Lin28 homologue reprograms differentiated cells to stem cells in the moss Physcomitrella patens during our join Evolution Journal Club at the Institute

January 2019 : Call for Project for International Doctoral Contracts for the beginning of the 2019 academic year inside the newly forme Paris University. Contact us to discuss Research Projects !

January 2019 : Launch of the Erasmus + DIGITALMARINE  program; Eve participated at the kick off meeting in Paris

January 2019: Eve presented succesfully her application for her HDR (Diploma granting her PhD student supervision)

January 2019 : Pierre presented the paper Social regulation of a rudimentary organ generates complex worker-caste systems in ants during our join Evolution Journal Club at the Institute

January 2019 : We are looking for candidates willing to apply for MSCA Meetup, contact us if you want to appy (see links and info on our twitter account)

December 2018: We are looking for chinese candidates willing to apply for a Master 2 + PhD fellowship from the CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL (2018/2019). If you are interested in limb regeneration and miRNAs in annelid, please apply here. Document of our project.


If you are interested in joining us, for a licence, master, PhD or PostDoctorate project, please contact Michel Vervoort (contact info below). We have many projects on stem cell evolution for you!