We adopt a highly interdisciplinary and quantitative approach, combining theory and experiments, as well as paleontology, physics, developmental biology, earth sciences and computer science, to study natural processes, in particular the morphogenesis of living and past organisms and its evolutionary implications.
Hence, we are currently looking for graduate students and postdocs from a broad range of scientific disciplines (paleontology, physics, biology, applied mathematics, and computer science) who are interested in quantitative analysis and modeling of the formation of patterns and shapes in biological and geobiological systems, at the cellular, organismic, and ecological levels.
The Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon (IGFL) provides an exceptional, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment for scientists interested both in the processes governing evolutionary changes as well as in the patterns of evolutionary history, including the succession of living forms through time. The IGFL is housed in a brand new building on the campus of ENS Lyon and it provides his researchers with a full range of state-of-the-art core services, including high throughput sequencing technologies, X-Ray microtomography, 2D and 3D imaging and morphometrics, transgenic animal facilities (mouse, fish, drosophila and also non-model organisms), bioinformatics, mass spectrometry, proteomics, FACS sorting, histology and electron microscopy.
Lyon is known as a gastronomic and historical city (UNESCO site) with a vibrant cultural scene, and it has much to offer. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Available positions for undergraduate (Bachelor and Master) students
Many projects are available for short and longer periods. Please contact Nick.
Available positions for graduate (PhD) students
Graduate students interested in joining our group should email a CV to Nick.
Available positions for postdocs
–Topic to be defined, Experiment-based. (funded for 12+6 months, starting asap) pdf
–Macroevolutionary patterns within the history of conodonts. (funded for 12+6 months, starting in Oct-Nov. 2017) pdf
Other funding opportunities may be available. Interested postdocs should email a CV and a brief description of research interests to Nick.