Binnaz Yalcin 2007 PhD Genetics University of Oxford, Exeter College, UK

Course and current status

CURRENT POSITION

2019-present     Assistant Professor, Mouse Neurogenetics Group Head INSERM Unit 1231, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France

 

EDUCATION

2014                 HDR (Accreditation to Direct Research)

                        Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Strasbourg, France

2007                 PhD (Supervision: Prof. Richard Mott)

                        Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK

2001                 BSc (with Honors) Applied Biology, Nottingham Trent University, UK

1998                 DUT Informatics, University of Clermont-Ferrand, France

1997                 DUT Biology, University of Clermont-Ferrand, France

 

PAST POSITIONS

2016-2019        Junior Team Leader

Department of Translational Medicine and Neurogenetics, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Strasbourg, France

2013-2016        SNSF Ambizione Fellow

Centre for Integrative Genomics, Switzerland

2011-2013        EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Integrative Genomics, Switzerland

2007-2011        Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University

Scientific summary

I have contributed to important aspects of disease genetics using high-throughput genetic, genomic methodologies and mice as genetic models of neurological disorders. My ambition has always been to pursue my career in functional disease genetics at the highest level.

Selected publications

  1. Collins SC, Mikhaleva A, Vrcelj K, Vancollie VE, Wagner C, Demeure N, Whitley H, Kannan M, Balz R, Anthony LFE, Edwards A, Moine H, White JK, Adams DJ, Reymond A, Lelliott CJ, Webber C, Yalcin B. Large-scale neuroanatomical study uncovers 198 gene associations in mouse brain morphogenesis. Nature Communications. 2019 Aug 1;10(1):3465.     
  2. Kannan M, Bayam E, Wagner C, Rinaldi B, Kretz PF, Tilly P, Roos M, McGillewie L, Bär S, Minocha S, Chevalier C, Po C, Chelly J, Mandel JL, Borgatti R, Piton A, Kinnear C, Loos B, Adams DJ, Hérault Y, Collins SC, Friant S, Godin JD, Yalcin B. WD40-repeat 47, a microtubule-associated protein, is essential for brain development and autophagy. PNAS. 2017 Oct 31;114(44).
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