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About: plemaire

I am a developmental biologist heading a small team working on the quantitative analysis of the ascidian developmental programme and its evolution.

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Job opening: 3D + time live imaging data analyst and software developer

Posted by on September 21st, 2019

The Tunicate embryology Research Team and the MRI core imaging facility in Montpellier, France, have an opening for a computer scientist in charge of the analysis of 3D + time fluorescence imaging data of living embryos of a class of marine invertebrates, the ascidians. The contract is for up to 4 years. The selected candidate[…]

Funded PhD project: optogenetic control of FGF and Eph signaling pathways during ascidian embryogenesis

Posted by on September 20th, 2019

Context: Cell-cell communication plays a central role in the coordination of morphogenesis and fate specification. Most components of the major signalling pathways have been identified. We however lack a quantitative understanding, in time and space, of the dynamics of signal transduction from the membrane to the nucleus. The CRBM Tunicate embryology Research Team uses molecular[…]

PhD project in Southern France: quantitative analysis of developmental variability in ascidian embryos

Posted by on April 1st, 2019

Applicants are sought for two 3-year doctoral contracts to work on developmental variability and canalization in Ascidians. Context:   Within each animal species, embryonic development is highly reproducible, ensuring the production of a complex organism with precisely arranged and shaped organs and tissues. This constancy of embryogenesis against genetic polymorphism and fluctuating environmental conditions is[…]

PhD position: Single-cell elucidation of the evolution of an embryonic transcriptional programme

Posted by on April 3rd, 2018

The project: Single-cell approaches are revolutionizing developmental biology. We can now  trace in time the behavior of each cell in a live developing organism (1). In parallel, single-cell transcriptomics and genomics gives access to the transcriptional state of each cell (2). Combination of these two approaches promises to unravel how genomic information translates into individual[…]

PhD opportunities in Montpellier to work on pretty ascidian embryos!

Posted by on April 6th, 2016

Applications are open for 3-year PhD fellowships in the Montpellier Health Science doctoral program (To apply visit before May 3rd 2016). Our group is proposing three possible independent PhD projects on the embryonic development of marine invertebrates closely related to vertebrates, the ascidians (Lemaire, 2011, Development 138, 2143–2152). Most ascidian species develop with almost[…]

3 year post-doctoral position in quantitative imaging of live embryos

Posted by on February 5th, 2016

We have an offering an exciting post-doctoral opportunity to image and quantitatively analyse tiny transparent ascidian embryos with a brand new multi view light sheet microscope. Apply now! (+1 rating, 1 votes)Loading…