People Archive


Welcome (again) to Mathieu!

I am Mathieu Piguet, the new manager of the animal keepers working within the Genopode’s central animal facility.
I have worked at the CIG for several years as an animal keeper and was promoted in February 2019.

I invite you all to join me and the animal facility team on Tuesday April 30 at 11:30 A.M. for an aperitif in the Genopode’s hall.

Looking forward to meet you there.



Welcome to Romane!

My name is Romane Meurs and I will be doing an internship in David Gatfield’s lab for the next 3 months. I am a 2nd year master student in biochemistry and cellular & molecular biology at the “Université Libre de Bruxelles” (Belgium).

I was previously doing my master thesis on hypoxia translation mechanisms in S2 drosophila cells at the “Institut de biologie et médecine moléculaire” (IBMM).
In David Gatfield’s lab, I will be investigating the role of the recycling factor eIF2D on the translation efficiency of mARNs that contain uORF.



Congratulations to M.C. Gambetta on her “Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science” grant!

The CIG was extremely pleased to know that the “Conseil de la Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la science” granted Maria Cristina Gambetta a subside.

Welcome to Katharina!

My name is Katharina Huber and I joined the Fajas lab as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2019.

I received my Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology from Graz University of Technology, Austria. As a PhD student at Graz University of Technology and as a research scholar in the department of cancer biology at University of Pennsylvania, I studied metabolic pathways in the context of cancer and lipid metabolism. I gained expertise in disciplines including molecular biology, cellular and mouse genetics, metabolomics, epigenetics, and imaging methods.

During my postdoctoral research at the CIG, I will investigate the role of cell cycle regulators, such as E2F1 transcription factor or the upstream activator cyclin-dependent kinase 4 in cancer metabolism.


Congratulation to Juan Sanchez-Alcaniz on his new position!

Congratulation to Juan Sanchez-Alcaniz who will start his own group in June 2019 at the the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (ES) !

The the whole CIG and in particular the Benton lab are warmly congratulating him.


Congratulation to R. Benton on his Advanced ERC grant!

We would like to warmly congratulate Prof. R. Benton on his Advanced ERC grant.