IPMC team

 

Bruno Antonny

Group leader and Research Director, IPMC.

Expertise: Biochemistry of protein membrane interactions through reconstitution approaches. Our aim in SPHERES is to get a quantitative view of the surface of LD in adipocytes in term of protein and lipid composition, relative surface occupancy, domain formation and dynamics, and reactivity to lipases.

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(c)Bruno-Antonny

Ana Rita Dias Araujo

Research Engineer, IPMC.

Field of expertise: lipidomics (TLC, LC-MS), protein mistranslation, fungicide resistance and related method development. My contribution to the ERC will be mostly: lipid analysis and TLC method development, and adypocyte/spheroid culture establishment and maintenance in our lab.

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Ana_Rita_Dias_Araujo

Akim Bello

Engineer, IPMC.

Master in Biology from the faculté des sciences de Limoges. Expertise: Cell biology and biochemistry - I am in charge of the spheroid cultures, the purification of lipid droplet-associated proteins and the associated development.

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(c)Akim_Bello

Romain Gautier

Assistant professor, IPMC.

Molecular Dynamics Simulations - Structural Bioinformatics - Molecular Modeling - Membranes Structures - Amphipathic Helices. Aim in SPHERES is to get an atomic view of protein lipid interactions at the surface of LDs.

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Romain_Gautier

Lucile Fleuriot

Engineer, IPMC.

Lucile Fleuriot is an engineer from the Ecole européenne d'ingénieurs de chimie, polymères et matériaux (ECPM), Université de Strasbourg. She is in charge of the lipidomic analysis by mass spectrometry.

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Joëlle Bigay

Researcher, IPMC.

Area of expertise: Biochemistry, Reconstituted system study of protein / membrane interactions (purified proteins / liposomes of defined composition) or of lipid transport activity (in particular cholesterol / Pi4P exchange by OSBP) between two types of membranes (membrane contact sites). Contribution to the project: interaction of proteins on the surface of lipid droplets, notably lipid transfer proteins.

Joelle Bigay
Joelle Bigay

Delphine Debayle

Engineer, Chemist, in charge of the lipidomic platform, IPMC.

My contribution to the project will be through lipidomic analyzes, in particular by mass spectrometry.

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Delphine_Debayle

David Kovacs

Postdoc researcher, IPMC.

Cell biology of lipid transfer proteins, cholesterol transport, cell motility and migration, proximity biotinylation. Contribution: setting up the 3D adipocyte culture system in the Antonny lab.

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David_Kovacs

CRBM team

Alenka Copic

Group leader, CRBM.

Cell Biology and biochemistry of perilipins. Aim in SPHERES is to better understand the relative roles of the various perilipins (notably Plin1 and Plin4) and their domains on the function of the LD in the mature adipocyte.

Alenka-Copic
Alenka-Copic

Céline Franckhauser

IE, CRBM.

Céline is an expert in protein purification, biochemistry and cell biology. She is also the lab manager in the team of Alenka Copic.

Céline Franckauser
Céline Franckauser

Bayane Sebbagh

PhD student, CRBM.

I am a PhD student in the group of Alenka Copic since February 2022, my thesis project is co-supervised by Romain Gautier (IPMC, group of B Antonny).

I have obtained my master degree from Aix Marseille University (master biologie structural et genomique). I have been always fascinated by protein structures - intrinsic disorder in proteins.

In my PhD project, I will study the structure and the function of perilipin 4 and its interaction with lipid droplets in adipocytes as well as in vitro.

Bayane Sebbagh
Bayane Sebbagh

Meryem Rezzik

IE, CRBM.

Meryem obtained her master’s degree from the University Sorbonne Paris Nord in ‘Technology and Instrumentation for biological sciences’, where she specialized in advanced fluorescent microscopy techniques. She works in the team of Alenka Copic since September 2021.

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Meryem-Rezzik