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I am group leader at IBDM since 2005, with a CNRS Researcher position (CR1/CRCN). The team has been supported by 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.


You would like to join our team ? We’re hiring!

We are always interested in welcoming enthusiastic young scientists in our group, at any stage of your career (undergrads, PhD, post-doc, researcher), whether or not we have specific positions to offer. More information.

As you can see, we are currently a very small team. We haven’t been in a situation to offer salaries in the last 5 years, although we would have loved to. Also, since we moved accross campus last year, we chose not to embark new people prior to having a functional new lab, but this was only temporary.