BALAVOINE Guillaume & VERVOORT Michel : UMR7592 : Evolution and Development of Metazoans

Unit : CNRS UMR7592 - Institut Jacques Monod - Université Paris Diderot

Institut Jacques Monod - CNRS UMR7592
Université Paris Diderot
Bâtiment Buffon
15 rue Hélène Brion
75205 PARIS Cedex 13

courriel du codirecteur :

Speciality : Department DGNRV

Director of the unit : Giuseppe BALDACCI

Principal investigator :

Email : Phone number: 01 57 27 80 02

Composition of research team :

  • BALAVOINE Guillaume (DR-CNRS, HDR)
  • VERVOORT Michel (PR, HDR)
  • KERNER Pierre (MCF)

5 Recent publications of the research team :

Gazave E., Béhague J., Laplane L., Guillou A., Préau L., Demilly A., Balavoine G., and Vervoort M. (2013). Posterior elongation in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii involves stem cells molecularly related to primordial germ cells. Developmental Biology, sous presse.

Demilly A., Gazave E., Steinmetz P., Marchand L., and Vervoort M. (2013). Involvement of the Wnt/-catenin pathway in neurectoderm architecture in Platynereis dumerilii. Nature Communications 4:1915.

Kerner P., Degnan S.M., Marchand L., Degnan B.M., and Vervoort M. (2011). Evolution of RNA-binding proteins in animals: Insights from genome-wide analysis in the sponge Amphimedon queenslandica. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28, 2289-303.

Dray N., Tessmar-Raible K., Le Gouar M., Vibert L., Christodoulou F., Snyman H., Béhague J., Vervoort M., Arendt D., and Balavoine G. (2010). The hedgehog pathway regulates segment formation in the annelid Platynereis. Science 329, 339-342.

Richards G., Simionato E., Perron M., Adamska M., Vervoort M., and Degnan B.M. (2008).  Evolutionary origins of the neurogenic circuit: evidence from sponges. Current Biology 18, 1156-1161.