Welcome to Sébastien!

My name is Sébastien Chamois and I recently arrived in Lausanne after eight years as a student at Sorbonne University in Paris.

During these years, I developed a high interest for the study of gene expression and RNA regulation that motivated me to obtain a master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I then joined, for my doctoral research, Dr Lionel Benard’s group (Paris) to study the degradation of altered mRNA by a cytoplasmic surveillance pathway (No Go Decay pathway) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  

I discovered that the same enthusiasm towards RNA biology was shared by the Gatfield’s group that I am now grateful to join as a postdoc. At the CIG, I will study natural ribosome pausing and its importance for gene expression.