Jérôme Govin PhD Cell Biology - Biochemistry

Course and current status

• Since 2012: Group Leader (Grenoble, France). Launch and develop an independant research program, on Epigenetics and Chromatin dynamics in Gametes.

• 2007-2011: Post Doctoral fellow (University of Pennsylvania, USA). Yeast spores as a new model to study sperm differentiation

• 2002-2006: Graduate student (University of Grenoble, France). Chromatin organization during sperm differentiation.

Scientific summary

I am currently launching a new research program, entitled EpiGam. It has prospective implications for fertility care and cancer biology. We are investigating epigenetics and chromatin dynamics during the differentiation of gametes .

EpiGam is based on the use of a simple model organism, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which has been proven to be an efficient way to rapidly reveal new aspects of the chromatin dynamics in gametes (Krishnamoorthy T et al, Genes Dev 2006, Govin J et al, Genes Dev 2010). Our research program is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), European Union (Marie Curie Action) and Université Joseph Fourier.

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