Staff scientist

Denis CHRETIEN Group

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  • Teaching Biochemistry to Licence and Master students:

Lectures in 2015-2016:

-Enzymology, L2 students in Biology (BCH module)

-Enzymology, L2 students in Chemistry (Complement SVE module)

-Sugar metabolism, L2 students in Biology (MTB module, International section)

-The Extracellular Matrix, M1 Students (MMB module)

-The cytoskeleton, M1 Students (SYS module)

In a few words

Laurence Duchesne performed her PhD (1999-2002) at the "Cell and Molecular Interactions" unit of Rennes, under the supervision of Jean-François Hubert. She joined the Institute of Integrative Biology of Liverpool (UK) to perform a post-doctorate in the group of David Fernig (2002-09). In 2010, Laurence performed a second post-doctorate at the "Institut du Fer à Moulin" (Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris VI) in the group of René-Marc Mège, and was recruted in 2011 as a Lecturer in the team "Tubulin and Interacting Proteins".

Major publications

  • EB1 interacts with outwardly curved and straight regions of the microtubule lattice
    Guesdon A*, Bazile F*, Buey RM, Mohan R, Monier S, Rodríguez García R, Angevin M, Heichette C, Wieneke R, Tampé R, Duchesne L, Akhmanova A, Steinmetz MO, Chrétien D
    Nat Cell Biol, 2016, Sep.
    *Co-first authors

    The formation of ordered nanoclusters controls cadherin anchoring to actin and cell–cell contact fluidity
    Strale PO, Duchesne L, Peyret G, Montel L, Nguyen T, Png E, Tampé R, Troyanovsky S, Hénon S, Ladoux B, and Mège RM
    J Cell Biol, 2015 Jul.

    Transport of Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 in the Pericellular Matrix Is Controlled by the Spatial Distribution of Its Binding Sites in Heparan Sulfate.
    Duchesne L, Octeau V, Bearon RN, Beckett A, Prior I, Lounis B, Fernig DG
    PLoS Biol, 2012 Jul.

    Bipartite Design of a Self-Fibrillating Protein Copolymer with Nanopatterned Peptide Display Capabilities
    Bruning M, Kreplak L, Leopoldseder S, Müller SA, Ringler P, Duchesne L, Fernig DG, Engel A, Ucurum-Fotiadis Z, Mayans O
    Nano Lett, 2010 Nov.

    Photothermal Absorption Correlation Spectroscopy (PhACS)
    Octeau V, Cognet L, Duchesne L, Lasne D, Schaeffer N, Fernig DG, Lounis B
    ACS Nano, 2009 Feb.

    Robust ligand shells for biological applications of gold nanoparticles
    Duchesne L, Gentili D, Comes-Franchini M, Fernig DG
    Langmuir, 2008 Dec.

    Supramolecular domains in mixed peptide self-assembled monolayers on gold nanoparticles
    Duchesne L, Wells G, Fernig DG, Harris SH, Lévy R
    ChemBioChem, 2008 Sep.

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