Mechanics of mammalian development

Team Members

Jean-Léon Maître

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Research experience

2016
Group leader at Institut Curie (Paris, France) in the Genetics and Developmental Biology unit CNRS UMR3215, INSERM U934
2013
Postdoc fellow in the lab of Dr Hiiragi at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany) studying the mechanics of pre-implantation mouse embryos.
2007   
PhD student in the lab of Prof Heisenberg at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden, Germany) and the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (Klosterneuburg, Austria) studying the mechanics of zebrafish germ layer progenitors.

Funding and awards

2019 EMBO Young Investigator
2019 Claude Paoletti award from the CNRS
2018 Fondation Schlumberger pour l'Éducation et la Recherche
2017 ERC Starting Grant
2017 Young scientist award Societe de Biologie Cellulaire de France
2016
ATIP-Avenir
2016
PSL nouvelle équipe
2016
CNRS Chargé de Recherche
2014
Marie Curie IntraEuropean Fellowship
2013
EMBO Long Term Fellowship

Key publications

Year of publication 2019

Julien G Dumortier, Mathieu Le Verge-Serandour, Anna Francesca Tortorelli, Annette Mielke, Ludmilla de Plater, Hervé Turlier, Jean-Léon Maître (2019 Aug 3)

Hydraulic fracturing and active coarsening position the lumen of the mouse blastocyst.

Science (New York, N.Y.) : 465-468 : DOI : 10.1126/science.aaw7709

Year of publication 2016

Jean-Léon Maître, Hervé Turlier, Rukshala Illukkumbura, Björn Eismann, Ritsuya Niwayama, François Nédélec, Takashi Hiiragi (2016 Aug 4)

Asymmetric division of contractile domains couples cell positioning and fate specification.

Nature : DOI : 10.1038/nature18958

Year of publication 2015

Jean-Léon Maître, Ritsuya Niwayama, Hervé Turlier, François Nédélec, Takashi Hiiragi (2015 Jun 16)

Pulsatile cell-autonomous contractility drives compaction in the mouse embryo.

Nature cell biology : 849-55 : DOI : 10.1038/ncb3185

Year of publication 2012

Jean-Léon Maître, Hélène Berthoumieux, Simon Frederik Gabriel Krens, Guillaume Salbreux, Frank Jülicher, Ewa Paluch, Carl-Philipp Heisenberg (2012 Aug 28)

Adhesion functions in cell sorting by mechanically coupling the cortices of adhering cells.

Science (New York, N.Y.) : 253-6 : DOI : 10.1126/science.1225399