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I’ve had a lab at IBDM since 2005, supported by a CNRS Researcher position (CR1/CRCN). The team has received several competitive grants, including: ANR, FRM Equipe, AFM, the Australian FSHD global organization and the FSH society.

Prior to my appointment at CNRS/IBDM, I was a Post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Plank Institute of Neurobiology, in Munich (Germany), in the lab of Dr. Rüdiger Klein (2000-2004). Before this, I completed a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 1999 at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC, Paris 6), conducting research work in the Lab of Patrick Charnay at IBENS (1995-1999).

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Dominique FRAGANO, Lab Technician

I have been trained and worked as veterinary lab assistant. I joined the IBDM in 2004 to work in the mouse facility, and became head of the platform. I joined the Helmbacher lab as technician in 2015.


Salomé PATRY, Master Student

10/2022: Welcome to Salomé Patry, who’s currently doing a 3 months internship in the lab. After obtaining my Master 1 diploma in integrative Biology and Physiology at Aix Marseille University, Salomé chose to take a gap year break before her Master 2 to explore options and multiply experiences in research laboratories and with volunteer humanitarian internships abroad.


You would like to join our team ?

Although we currently do not offer any specific position, we are always interested in welcoming enthusiastic young scientists in our group, at any stage of your career (undergrads, PhD, post-doc, researcher).  More information.

As you can see, we are currently a very small team, a temporary situation (lab move across campus in 2019, Covid, personal health issues with long medical treatments). We will soon welcome new students for the academic year 2022-2023, and are happy to hear from you!