Current call for applications

The call for applications 2017 is now closed.


List of PhD thesis projects



14 positions in Institut Curie’s research labs are currently available for the 2017 call for applications at Institut Curie in the frame of the International PhD program.

Applications can be submitted via the online application portal until February 8th 2017, 17:00 CET (GMT +1).

List of PhD projects

1. Synchronizing Transport from the Plasma Membrane to the Endoplasmic Reticulum:New assays, new questions, new applications
Franck PEREZ
Research group: Dynamics of Intra-Cellular Organization
Research department: Subcellular Structure & Cellular Dynamics

2. Characterization and Modulation of a New Pigment Reservoir
Research group: Structure & Membrane Compartments
Research department:Subcellular Structure & Cellular Dynamics

3. Regulation of the WNT Signaling Pathway by Protein Arginine Methyltransferases in Triple-Negative Breast Cancers: From Basic to Translational Research
Thierry DUBOIS
Research group: Breast Cancer Biology
Research department: Translational Research

4. Probing the Multiscale Dynamics of Individual Chromosomes in the Nucleus of Mammalian Cells with Advanced Imaging Techniques
Maxime DAHAN
Research group: Light-based Observation & Control of Cellular Organization
Research department: Physical Chemistry

5. Migration of Epithelial Cells in Gut Homeostasis: Role of Microenvironment 
Danijela VIGNJEVIC & Stéphanie DESCROIX
Research group: Cell Migration & Invasion
Research department: Subcellular Structure & Cellular Dynamics

6. Size Control of the Hair-Cell Bundle for Frequency-Selective Auditory Detection
Research group: Active Mechano-Sensitivity by Hair Cells in the Inner Ear
Research department: Physical Chemistry

7. Functional and Therapeutical Implications of BAP1 Inactivation in Cancers
Research group: Maintenance of Transcriptional Repression by Polycomb Proteins
Research department: Genetics & Developmental Biology

8. Spatio-temporal Coordination Between co-Regulated Genes Observed by Single-Molecule Imaging of Transcription in 4D
Antoine COULON
Research group: Genome Functions in Space and Time
Research departments: : Nuclear Dynamics & Physical Chemistry

9. From Genetic Predisposing Factors to Oncogenesis in Uveal Melanoma
Marc-Henri STERN
Research group: Genomics & Biology of Hereditary Breast Cancers
Research department: Genetics & Biology of Cancer

10. Asymmetric Cell Division and the Acto-Myosin Cytoskeleton
Research group: Biomimetism of Cellular Movement
Research department: Physical Chemistry

11. Involvement of Splice Factor Mutations in Oncogenesis
Research group: Uveal Melanoma Translational Group
Research department: Translational Research

12. Study of Lung Regeneration after Radiotherapy
Research group: Telomeres & Cancer
Research department: Dynamics of Genetic Information

13. Spatio-Temporal Replication Program of the Human Genome and its Impact on Genome Stability in Normal and Cancer Cells
Chunlong CHEN
Research group: Replication Program & Genome Instability
Research department: Dynamics of Genetic Information

14. Molecular Regulation of Periodic Cortical Waves of Contraction
Jean-Léon MAÎTRE
Research group: Mechanics of Mammalian Development
Research department: Genetics & Developmental Biology


These projects comply with ethical principles, including relevant national, EU and international ethics related rules & professional codes of conduct for projects involving Humans and/or Animals.

All fellowship recipients will attend the training on the ethical conduct of research in the first year following the start of their contract.

Research teams

If you are interested in working with research teams at Institut Curie that are not listed above, please contact us. We will be happy to help you exploring options to join Institut Curie.

Last update: 2017-01-30