Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Solenn Patalano

Short 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.

Latest Publications

Defective germline reprogramming rewires the spermatogonial transcriptome.

Vasiliauskaitė L, Berrens RV, Ivanova I

Nature structural & molecular biology
25 1545-9985:394-404 (2018)

PMID: 29728652

Dynamics of the epigenetic landscape during the maternal-to-zygotic transition.

Eckersley-Maslin MA, Alda-Catalinas C, Reik W

Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology
1471-0080: (2018)

PMID: 29686419

Correction: Epigenetic resetting of human pluripotency (doi:10.1242/dev.146811).

Guo G, von Meyenn F, Rostovskaya M

Development (Cambridge, England)
145 1477-9129: (2018)

PMID: 29669738

scNMT-seq enables joint profiling of chromatin accessibility DNA methylation and transcription in single cells.

Clark SJ, Argelaguet R, Kapourani CA

Nature communications
9 2041-1723:781 (2018)

PMID: 29472610

Science Forum: The Human Cell Atlas.

Regev A, Teichmann SA, Lander ES

6 2050-084X: (2017)

PMID: 29206104

An endosiRNA-Based Repression Mechanism Counteracts Transposon Activation during Global DNA Demethylation in Embryonic Stem Cells.

Berrens RV, Andrews S, Spensberger D

Cell stem cell
21 1875-9777:694-703.e7 (2017)

PMID: 29100015

cuRRBS: simple and robust evaluation of enzyme combinations for reduced representation approaches.

Martin-Herranz DE, Ribeiro AJM, Krueger F

Nucleic acids research
1362-4962: (2017)

PMID: 29036576

Establishment of mouse expanded potential stem cells.

Yang J, Ryan DJ, Wang W

1476-4687: (2017)

PMID: 29019987

Single-cell epigenomics: Recording the past and predicting the future.

Kelsey G, Stegle O, Reik W

Science (New York, N.Y.)
358 1095-9203:69-75 (2017)

PMID: 28983045

Single-Cell Landscape of Transcriptional Heterogeneity and Cell Fate Decisions during Mouse Early Gastrulation.

Mohammed H, Hernando-Herraez I, Savino A

Cell reports
20 2211-1247:1215-1228 (2017)

PMID: 28768204