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As of September 1, Geneviève Almouzni, CNRS Research Director, director of the Nuclear Dynamics and Genome Plasticity unit, and assistant director of the training unit has taken over the management of the Research Centre. She was selected by the Institut Curie's international Scientific Advisory Board, to replace Professor Daniel Louvard, who has held ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Hits: 4856
All the elements for success All the elements for success Name: Irène Joliot-CurieNationality: FrenchLived: 1897-1956Fields: Chemistry – radioactivity and nuclear physicsClaim to fame: Nobel Prize for the generation of artificial radiation from stable elements The daughter of two of the most famous ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 | Hits: 7426
The Atomic Age begins The Atomic Age begins Name: Marie Curie-SkłodowskaNationality: Polish/FrenchLived: 1867-1934Fields: Chemistry and physicsClaim to fame:First person to win two Nobel Prizes; discovered polonium and radium Marie Curie-Skłodowska (1867-1934) discovered two new elements, demonstrated ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | Hits: 6771
EpiGeneSys is a European Network of Excellence coordinated by Geneviève Almouzni, director of the Research Center of the Institut Curie, with more then 160 laboratories dispersed across Europe. Besides its scientific programme, the project includes the mission to raise public awareness and disseminate information about and from this growing area of ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Thursday, 09 April 2015 | Hits: 7291
... experimental nuclear physics club. Elizaveta Karamihailova (1897-1968) was a member of the core group of the pioneering generation of women nuclear scientists – which included Marie Curie and Lise Meitner – and faced similar obstacles and challenges. The pursuit of learning Elizaveta Karamihailova was born in Vienna to a Bulgarian father and a British ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Thursday, 25 April 2013 | Hits: 4577
... years. Scientific achievements Maria Goeppert-Mayer was the second woman to win a Nobel Prize in physics after Marie Curie. The fact that she worked for three decades in three fields for three different universities as a volunteer is unparalleled in the annals of Nobel history. She only gained paid tenure at the age of 53!Her model for the structure ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Thursday, 02 May 2013 | Hits: 7943
... rmed the existence of isotopes, was one of the first specialists in radiochemistry. As a gifted crystallographer, she made important contributions to science in the laboratory of Marie Curie-Skłodowska. Learning before all else Born in Norway in 1879, Ellen was the oldest of 11 children. Her father, a natural history teacher, and her mother, an intellectual ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Thursday, 04 April 2013 | Hits: 6310
... these cells may need to be further confirmed using other cell lines closer to the somatic cells, such as primary lines, in order to better understand and fight diseases such as cancer. Answered by: David Sitbon, Ph.D. Student, Unit "Nuclear Dynamics" UMR3664 CNRS/Institut Curie ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Monday, 23 March 2015 | Hits: 13301
... lab (CNRS/Institut Curie). 4DNucleome - initiative in Europe Our genome, our DNA, has taken a central place in our daily life, whether we think about our health, our well-being and longevity, our susceptibility to disease, our aptitude for learning, and our adaptation and responses to diet, drugs and the environment. Yet despite having successfully ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Hits: 2338
... into two in order to make up for lost time. In 1901, she enrolled at Vienna University. Germany’s Madame Curie Over the coming decades, Meitner was to establish a reputation for herself as one of the world’s foremost nuclear physicists, working alongside some of the best scientists of the age, including Max Planck, the founder of quantum theory, and ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Monday, 01 April 2013 | Hits: 9705
... for sickle cell anaemia gives partial resistance to malaria. Partial dominance is when the heterozygous phenotype is distinct to the homozygous phenotype, i.e. the dominant allele is not entirely dominant and the phenotype is also influenced to a smaller degree by the recessive allele. Answered by Sebastian Muller, post doc, Institut Curie / CNRS ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Hits: 717
... following generations. Find out how Edith Heard, professor of epigenetics at the Collège de France, fellow of the Royal Society, head of developmental biology and genetics at the Institut Curie and coordinator of EpiGeneSys public science activities views the dangers and promise that the current public interest in epigenetics may hold. Read more ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 4188
Response written by: Elphège Nora, PhD - postdoctoral researcher in Edith Heard's laboratory, Institut Curie Each cell of the body produces molecules known as proteins. The structure of proteins is directly encoded by the cells' genes. In humans, genes are very similar from one individual to another but there are not completely identical. This means ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Friday, 09 November 2012 | Hits: 4524
Response written by: Elphège Nora, PhD - postdoctoral researcher in Edith Heard's laboratory, Institut Curie Germ cells of human beings (and all other organism actually) are unfortunately unable to "copy" the skills and knowledge of their producer. Children/offspring, develop from the fusion of two gametes (germ cells), one from the mother and one ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Friday, 09 November 2012 | Hits: 4029
... of Lights boasts a myriad of hidden charms, history and emotion. Before long I find myself face to face with the great Panthéon, burial site of the patron saint of Paris, Geneviève. Also contained within the Corinthian crypt are the ashes of Marie Curie, who discovered radium. A brief stroll takes me to the Curie institute, set up in her name in aid ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Friday, 01 August 2008 | Hits: 38769