Siou KU

Email : siou [dot] ku [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : 02 23 23 68 43

TIPs team members


University of Rennes 1
UMR 6290, TIPs team
Campus de Beaulieu, Bât. 13, Pièce 219
35042 Rennes Cedex

In a few words

Siou KU started her studies in Biology with two years of Bachelor in Biology-Chemistry-Geosciences at the University of La Réunion. Siou then specialized in Lifes Sciences by joining the Bachelor in Biology of the University of Rennes 1 and completed her undergrad. She then obtained her Master degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from tne University of Rennes 1. Since 2017, Siou carries out her PhD in Structural Biochemistry within the "Tubulin and Interacting Proteins" team.

Major publications

Determination of Microtubule Lattice Parameters from Cryo-electron Microscope Images Using TubuleJ
Ku S*, Messaoudi C*, Guyomar C, Kervrann C, Chrétien D
Bio-protocol 2020 Nov.
*Co-first authors

Microtubule seeded-assembly in the presence of poorly nucleating nucleotide analogues
Ku S, Heichette C, Duchesne L, Chrétien D
Bio-protocol 2020 Aug.

Structural model for differential cap maturation at growing microtubule ends
Estévez-Gallego J*, Josa-Prado F*, Ku S*, Buey RM, Balaguer FA, Prota AE, Lucena-Agell D, Kamma-Lorger C, Yagi T, Iwamoto H, Duchesne L, Barasoain I, Steinmetz MO, Chrétien D, Kamimura S, Díaz JF, Oliva MA
Elife 2020 Mar.
*Co-first authors

A novel benzodiazepine derivative that suppresses microtubules dynamics and impairs mitotic progression
Pirani V, Metivier M, Gallaud E, Thomas A, Ku SChrétien D, Ettari R, Giet R, Corsi L, Benaud C
J. Cell. Sci., 2020 Feb.

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