Doctoral missions


 

Maciej Kerlin

Lab : Genome Functions in Space and Time (A. Coulon)

As a PhD student in the team of Dr. Antoine Coulon (UMR3664), I study the mechanisms of coordination of gene expression by genomic elements called ‘enhancers’. My Doctoral Mission in the Labex DEEP is to administrate the Labex webpage. I work in collaboration with the Labex manager to keep the webpage up to date by writing and publishing different contents in French and English. On a regular basis, I also collect information from team leaders of the Labex about the publications, job offers and different events happening within the Labex community. This Doctoral Mission helps me to gain skills in website developing, science communication and gives a great opportunity to work with different people and broaden my professional network.


 

Nuria Cortés Silva

Lab : Evolution of Centromeres and Chromosome Segregation (I. Drinnenberg)

I am PhD student in the lab of Dr. Ines Anna Drinnenberg (UMR3664, Nuclear Dynamics Unit) and I use insect cell lines to study the loading of kinetochore components during the cell cycle in absence of the centromeric histone variant CenH3. As my Doctoral Mission in Labex DEEP, I help to coordinate the International Course on Epigentics, organized every year by the unit UMR3664. Specifically, I participate in the design of the poster of the course and I write and set up the course documents and the course website. On a regular basis, I also interact with the various participants (students and speakers) before, during and after the course to contribute to create a stimulating exchange between them. Another task I do is to harmonize the notations of the presentations made by the students, in consultation with the organizing pedagogical team and to write a brief summary report in English and French on the entire course, in order to distribute it on the website with relevant scientific illustrations. This Doctoral Mission helps me to improve my skills in science communication and to create networks with other students and experts of the field, which is an exceptional opportunity for exchange of experience.