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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, Second Floor, Room 285B, in the PRG/Paris Denis Diderot Campus (directions). We are speaking French and English languages at the lab.


15th of February : Welcome Louis, bioinformatician. Louis will work on the evolution of stem cells.

February : Our review article about animal regeneration is published, congrats Loïc for your first paper!

4th of January : Zoe Velasquillo joins our team as M2 Student.

7th of December : Michel & Pierre gets their project  ‘The regulatory landscape of regeneration » funded  by the Émergence en Recherche » l’IdEx from Université de Paris.

16th to 17th November : ITMO BCDE Seminar : « From cells to embryo »

28th to 30th October: 1st virtual Platynereis meeting. Michel et Eve are invited to present our team works

8th of October : Michel co-wrote an encyclopedic dictionnary about identity, published by Gallimard

4th to 9th October : Eve attends the 9th Bioinformatics School AVIESAN – IFB (Roscoff, France)

16th of September : Eve attends Marta Scelzo’s (LBDV) Thesis Defence

1st of September : Welcome to Aurore for her 1st day as a PhD Student

3rd of August : Our team moves in our new location, on the second floor

July : Michel attends the online SDB meeting

15 Juin : 1st Loïc’s Thesis Comitee. Thanks to Lucas Leclère (LBDV) & Pascale Gilardi (IJM) for their advices

June : Congratulations to Aurore for obtaining her Thesis funding at ENS Paris Saclay in co-direction with Eric Rottinger (Nice, France)

End of May : We’re back in the lab after a 2 months temporary close

End of March : Our team obtains the INSB « DIVERSITY OF BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS” funding to keep developing Platynereis as our model system for regeneration

16th of March : Temporary closure of our lab due to the Covid-19 outbreak

5/6 March: Eve attends the COST MARISTEM workshop « Video documentary for dissemination » in Lille

February 2020 : Our team obtains the IEA (International Emerging Action) funding from the CNRS to develop a collaboration with Arnau Sebé Pedrós’s 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


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 and regeneration for you!