Meet the Team

Frank Schnorrer

Group leader email: frank.schnorrer [at] since 2016 CNRS Group Leader (since 2/2020 DR1) at the Institute for Developmental Biology Marseille (IBDM, UMR7288) A*Midex Chair of Excellence, Aix Marseille University, France 2008 – 2016 Group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany 2003 – 2007 Postdoc with Barry Dickson at the IMP, […]

Nuno Luis

CNRS Researcher and Marie Skłodowska-curie fellow email: nuno.luis [at] Nuno’s current project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 751236. RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE 2017 – CR Researcher at CNRS / IBDM, Marseille, France, Schnorrer Laboratory, Muscle Dynamics 2016 – 2017 […]

Vincent Loreau

phd student email: vincent.loreau [at] RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: -2016 Engineer at IBV, Nice, France, Team “Epithelial Morphogenesis and left-right asymmetryin Drosophila”, Dr Stéphane Noselli -2016 Master Student at IBV, Nice, France, Team “Epithelial Morphogenesis and left-rightasymmetry in Drosophila”, Dr Stéphane Noselli -2015 Master Student at IRCAN, Nice, France, Team “Epithelial homeostasis and tumorigenesis, Dr Chloé FERAL ACADEMIC […]

Christophe Pitaval

ENGINEER R&D email: christophe.pitaval [at]   PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS 2014-2017 Research Engineer. CIML, CNRS, Marseille, France. Team “Tissular inflammation and immunity” led by Philippe Naquet, PU. 2009-2014 Research Technician B.S. CNIC Foundation, Madrid, Spain. Team “Imaging cardiovascular inflammation and the immune response” led by Andrés Hidalgo Alonso, Ph.D. 2006-2009 Research Engineer. CRN2M, CNRS, Marseille, France. […]

Qiyan Mao

Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille & Aix Marseille Université (UMR7288) qiyan . mao [at] Short Bio I am a Chinese national. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree from Peking University, I went to the University of Chicago to study classic embryology with Dr. Robert Ho. I was fascinated by how the vertebrate limb […]

Clement Rodier

PhD student Investigating the assembly dynamics of sarcomerogenesis and sarcomere maturation. email: RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: PhD 01/03/2018 – 28/02/2021  Frank Schnorrer Team (IBDM) – Muscle dynamics: “Study sarcomeres and proteins dynamics during the muscle growth in Drosophila Melanogaster” INTERNSHIPS March – July 2017  Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (L2C) – Master 2 Montpellier « Modelisation of […]

Achyuth Acharya

Since 2018 – CENTURI program PhD Student in the labs of Frank Schnorrer (IBDM) and Olivier Theodoly (LAI) Having completed my degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology from Boston University, I found myself very interested in the potential therapeutic applications of stem cells, which lead me to pursue a Masters in Regenerative Medicine from Manipal […]

Clara Sidor

e-mail : clara.sidor [at] After studying Lifes sciences/Molecular and cellular Genetics in UPMC in Paris, I did my PhD in the team of Barry Thompson at the CRUK London Research Institute to work on the question of how developing organs reach their correct size. There, I identified and characterised a novel member of the […]

Pierre Mangeol

I am a Physicist by training who got into Quantitative Biology since my PhD. I am fascinated by complexity in Biology and I try to help deciphering it using super-resolution microscopy, automatized data analysis and modelling. I teach Cell Biology and Statistics at Aix-Marseille Université for bachelor and master students. Current and past projects: Mapping […]

Eunice Ho-Yee CHAN

Short Bio Originated from Hong Kong, Eunice obtained her Ph.D. (Natural Science) at the Max-Planck Institute of Cell Biology (Martinsried). She had postdoctoral training on tissue remodelling and mechanics during Drosophila epithelial morphogenesis using advanced biophysics techniques with Dr. Nic Tapon at LRI (London) and with Dr. Pierre-François Lenne at IBDM (Marseille). Eunice had then worked in public and private sectors […]

Valentin Ceccon

Second year master student in AMU (Integrative Biology and Physiology Master in Marseille, Luminy). Currently on internship in Frank Schnorrer’s team. I am working on the understanding and impact of mitochondrial remodeling in the Drosophila melanogaster flight muscle supervised by Avellaneda Jerome. INTERNSHIP December-May Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille (IBDM-L) Marseille “Understanding and […]

Lucas Schröfl

Academic & Research Experience 01/2019 – 06/2019 Enhancer-reporter assay in Drosophila simulans, examination of the regulatory activity of a selected haplotype-block Master’s Thesis Project Supervisor: Senti Kirsten-André 11/2016 – 04/2017 Calculation of the Gibbs free energy difference between the folded and unfolded conformation of RNA molecules (algorithm computed in Python) Bachelor’s Thesis Project Supervisor: Nuzzo […]