Université de Strasbourg

Strasbourg selects 29 new fellows at the Institute for Advanced Studies (USIAS)

18 May 2015

The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) has selected 29 new Fellows in its annual call in 2015. In the coming 2 years, the 29 Fellows will work on 23 USIAS-funded research projects as part of their USIAS Fellowship. The projects cover a large spectrum of disciplines and research topics, such as 3D genome organization in DNA repair, pioneering work to combat human blinding diseases, unravelling the gene regulation in increasingly drug-resistant fungal infections, and the history of European heritage construction. The projects have been chosen based on originality and excellence, in a competitive selection process including in-depth international peer review.

The USIAS 2015 projects and Fellows are the following:

  • Cyclooctyne-bearing Conjugated Polymers for Connection of Nanotubes and Fullerenes
    Prof. Alex Adronov, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University (Canada)
  • War Times. Experiences, Perceptions and Representations of Time during the Great War (1914-1918)
    Dr. Nicolas Beaupré, Departement of History, University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • A clinically-based model for improving alveolar bone growth and osseointegration
    Prof. Agnès Bloch-Zupan, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Cascade approaches to seven and eight-membered carbocycles
    Dr. Gaelle Blond, Laboratory of Therapeutic Innovation (UMR 7200), CNRS, Strasbourg (France)
  • Molecular mechanisms of hyper-secretion in neuroendocrine tumors
    Prof. Laurent Brunaud, Department of Digestive, Hepato-biliary and Endocrine Surgery, University of Nancy (France)
    Dr. Stéphane Gasman, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (INCI), Strasbourg (France)
  • Strong constraints on the life cycle of massive stars by fusion reaction measurements
    Prof. Sandrine Courtin, Hubert Curien Pluridisciplinary Institute (IPHC), University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Dynamical electron tomography at the atomic scale
    Prof. Ovidiu Ersen, Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials Strasbourg (IPCMS), University of Strasbourg (France)
    Prof. John Miao, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles (United-States)
  • Peptides as biological shuttles for copper ions
    Dr. Peter Faller, Institute of Chemistry, CNRS, Strasbourg (France)
    Dr. Christelle Hureau, Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry (UPR 8237), CNRS, Toulouse (France)
  • Mechanisms of CENP-A assembly and Propagation at Centromeres
    Dr. Ali Hamiche, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), CNRS, Illkirch (France)
  • Coupling intramolecular movement and catalysis
    Prof. Mir Wais Hosseini, Laboratory of Molecular Tectonics (LMT), University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Transcriptional landscape of a CRISPR/Cas9 engineered yeast pathogen during infection
    Dr. Fabrice Jossinet, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC), University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Human blinding diseases: breaking new ground using a novel small mammal model to analyze cone function and survival
    Dr. Maarten Kamermans, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
    Dr. David Hicks, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (INCI), CNRS, Strasbourg (France)
    Dr. Frank Baas, Genome Analysis Facility, Department of Neurogenetics, Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • SEISNAF - Micro-seismicity in the Marmara Sea: a unique tracer for North Anatolian Fault deformation
    Prof. Hayrullah Karabulut, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Dr. Jean Schmittbuhl, Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, CNRS, Strasbourg (France)
  • Strasbourg, a Laboratory for the Future (1880-1930). New ways of envisioning and presenting a “contested artistic heritage” between France and Germany
    Prof. Alexandre Kostka, Laboratory Societies, Actors, Governance in Europe (SAGE), University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Books and scientific libraries in National-Socialist Europe
    Prof. Catherine Maurer, Faculty of History, University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Supramolecular DNA-Triarylamine hybrids: towards self-assembled origami-based nanocircuits
    Dr. Emilie Moulin, Institut Charles Sadron (ICS), CNRS, Strasbourg (France)
  • Towards the engineering of a fluorescent rhodopsin
    Prof. Massimo Olivucci, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Siena (Italy) and Laboratory of Computational Photochemistry
and Photobiology, Bowling Green State University (United States)
  • Microscopic description of exotic nuclei. New frontiers
    Prof. Alfredo Poves, Department of Physical Theory, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • War and Democracy in Ancient Athens and Today
    Dr. David Pritchard, Department of Greek History, University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Modelling mechanical evolution of slip surfaces during shear in faults
    Dr. Amir Sagy, The Geological survey of Israel, Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Molecular contribution of the DIS3 and SKIV2L mRNA decay factors to development and pathologies in a mammalian model organism
    Dr. Bertrand Séraphin, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), CNRS, Illkirch (France)
  • The role of 3D genome organization in DNA repair
    Dr. Evi Soutoglou, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), CNRS, Illkirch (France)
  • Dual catalysis merging visible-light photocatalysis and C-H activation: new strategy towards all-carbon quaternary stereogenic centres.
    Dr. Joanna Wencel-Delord, European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials, CNRS, Strasbourg (France)

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The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) strives to support original, potentially path-breaking research in all disciplines, and to enable reflection and synthesis at the highest level, by means of fellowships, seminars and visiting grants. Created in 2012, the Institute is a place for intellectual innovation, which brings together local and foreign scholars from different disciplines, so as to foster interactions among themselves and with the community of the university.

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