Frontiers in Biology

The Frontiers in Biology seminar series aims to bring outstanding researchers in the biological sciences from around the world to the Brittany region to speak about their work and to promote public awareness of fundamental scientific research.

These seminars are organized by a committee of students and postdoctoral fellows and are supported by several partners. The Frontiers in Biology events offer a unique opportunity for the IGDR community to interact directly with the speakers, through student/postdoc lunches as well as "Wine and cheese" receptions for all members of the institute.


Denis DUBOULE - University of Geneva and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

May 31, 2016 > "Long range regulation of Hox genes during vertebrate development and evolution"

Leslie VOSSHALL - Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University (New York, USA)

October 11, 2016 > "Understanding and modulating mosquito attraction to humans"

Robert WEINBERG - Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA)

November 15, 2016 > "Mechanisms of Malignant Progression"


Elaine FUCHS - Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, The Rockfeller University (New York, USA)

November 25, 2015 > "Stem cells in Silence, action and cancer"

Andrew FIRE - Departments of Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)

October 9, 2015 > "Taming Opportunistic RNAs"

Michael N. HALL - Biozentrum / University of Basel (Switzerland)

March 20, 2015 > "TOR signaling in growth and metabolism"


Jason W. CHIN - Evolution and synthesis of new function, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK)

November 28, 2014 > "Reprogramming the genetic code"

Linda PARTRIDGE - University College London (London, UK) / The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing (Cologne, Germany)

June 6, 2014 > "Intervening in ageing to combat ageing-related disease"

Venki RAMAKRISHNAN - Structure of the translational apparatus, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK)

May 23, 2014 > "The translational elongation cycle, a structural view"

Michael YOUNG - The Rockfeller University (New York, USA)

April 14, 2014 > "Genes controlling sleep and circadian rhythms"

Adrian BIRD - Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology (Edinburg, UK)

February 19, 2014 > "The Molecular Basis of Rett Syndrome"


Davis ALLIS - The Rockefeller University (New York, USA)

April 10, 2013 > "Beyond the double helix: Varying the histone code"

Frank UHLMANN - Cancer Research UK / London Research Institute (London, UK)

February 21, 2013 > "The establishment of sister chromatid cohesion during DNA replication"


Paul NURSE - The Rockfeller University (New York, USA)

October 18, 2012 > "Making Science Work"

October 19, 2012 > "Controlling the Cell Cycle"

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