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Axel Innis

Axel Innis

Group leader (Inserm) | axel.innis {at} inserm.fr

Axel did his PhD in structural biology at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof. Tom Blundell (1998-2002). He then joined the group of Dr. R. Sowdhamini at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore as a visiting fellow (2002-2004), where he developed a computational method for identifying functionally important sites in proteins. Following his time in India, Axel joined the laboratory of Prof. Thomas Steitz at Yale University (2004-2012). There, he chose to tackle what was, at the time, a little-known form of translational control: the regulation of ribosomal protein synthesis by the nascent polypeptide. He joined IECB as a group leader in January 2013, was awarded the 2017 Coups d’Elan Prize for French Research from the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation and was selected as a 2017 EMBO Young Investigator.

Postdocs

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Justine is studying how non-proteinogenic groups within the nascent chain affect translation

Justine Charon

Postdoc (Inserm)

j.charon {at} iecb.u-bordeaux.fr

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Aitor is using the ribosome as a high-throughput selection platform to obtain new antimicrobial peptides

Aitor Manteca

Postdoc (Inserm)

a.manteca {at} iecb.u-bordeaux.fr

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Britta is developing high-throughput methods to study nascent chain-mediated translational arrest.

Britta Seip

Postdoc (Inserm)

b.seip {at} iecb.u-bordeaux.fr

Research Assistants

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Mélanie is optimizing and streamlining in-house methods for the high-throughput study of ribosome-targeting peptides.

Mélanie Gillard

Project Engineer (Inserm)

melanie.gillard {at} u-bordeaux.fr

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Natacha works on the structure-based optimization of proline-rich antimicrobial peptides

Natacha Pérébaskine

Assistant engineer (CNRS)

n.perebaskine {at} iecb.u-bordeaux.fr

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Guénaël is studying the efficiency of novel arrest peptides in vitro and in vivo

Guénaël Sacheau

Assistant engineer (Inserm)

g.sacheau {at} iecb.u-bordeaux.fr

PhD Students

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Alba is working on the identification of bacterial arrest peptides with novel functionalities

Alba Herrero del Valle

PhD student (University of Bordeaux)

alba.herrero-del-valle {at} etu.u-bordeaux.fr

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Elodie studies the mechanisms by which antibiotics affect bacterial translation.

Elodie Leroy

PhD student (Inserm)

e.leroy {at} iecb.u-bordeaux.fr

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Caro seeks to understand the structural bases of ribosome inhibition by nascent and antimicrobial peptides.

Carolin Seefeldt

PhD student (Inserm/Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine)

ac.seefeldt {at} iecb.u-bordeaux.fr

Alumni

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Krishna Kishore Inampudi

Postdoc (now assistant professor at AIIMS in Delhi, India)
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Iñaki Cervera-Marzal

Masters student (Developer of mobile app Niaki)
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James Marks III

Chateaubriand fellow, currently a PhD student in the Mankin lab (University of Illinois at Chicago)