Solenn PatalanoShort Biography
• 2011-current: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Babraham Institute, Cambridge. (Funded by Wellcome Trust grant)
• 2009-2010: Research Assistant, Institute of Zoology, London (Funded by NERC grant)
• 2008: European PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, CRG, Barcelona/ Nice. (Fellowship from Spanish Government, EUROBIO recognition for mobility and adaptability in new working environment)
Research Interests and Activities
“Sociogenomic” is a very recent but active field to study social organisation in molecular term. My current research seeks to understand the epigenetic mechanisms underlying genomic regulation and variability across individuals in the context of a social organisation.
My activities focus on the exploration of the dynamic of DNA methylation for the neuronal and behavioural plasticity. I am using two social insect models (the Polistes paper wasp and the Dinoponera Dinosaur ant). Social insects and particularly those organized into simple societies (with few individuals per colony) are interesting groups which retain some trait from their solitary ancestors like flexibility in reproduction behaviour. We are using this natural plasticity of insect societies, their ordinary range of behaviours and their genomes’ simplicity to investigate the mechanisms of the maintenance of phenotypic plasticity.
Selleri L, Bartolomei MS, Bickmore WA
12 1553-7404:e1006485 (2016)
Stepper P, Kungulovski G, Jurkowska RZ
Nucleic acids research
Thienpont B, Aronsen JM, Robinson EL
The Journal of clinical investigation
Retinol and ascorbate drive erasure of epigenetic memory and enhance reprogramming to naïve pluripotency by complementary mechanisms.
Hore TA, von Meyenn F, Ravichandran M
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Comparative Principles of DNA Methylation Reprogramming during Human and Mouse In Vitro Primordial Germ Cell Specification.
von Meyenn F, Berrens RV, Andrews S
39 1878-1551:104-115 (2016)
Eckersley-Maslin MA, Svensson V, Krueger C
17 2211-1247:179-92 (2016)
Iurlaro M, McInroy GR, Burgess HE
17 1474-760X:141 (2016)
Impairment of DNA Methylation Maintenance Is the Main Cause of Global Demethylation in Naive Embryonic Stem Cells.
von Meyenn F, Iurlaro M, Habibi E
Clark SJ, Lee HJ, Smallwood SA
17 1474-760X:72 (2016)
Guo G, von Meyenn F, Santos F
Stem cell reports
Branco MR, King M, Perez-Garcia V
36 1878-1551:152-63 (2016)
Angermueller C, Clark SJ, Lee HJ