Université de Strasbourg

Izabela Sumara

Izabela SumaraIzabela Sumara obtained her PhD in the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria. She then held the postdoctoral positions at the IMP and in the Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, supported by the EMBO long term fellowships and the Roche Research Foundation. In 2006, she received the prestigous research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and got promoted to a Senior Research Associate level at the ETH Zurich. During this time she consolidated her research on regulation of mitosis  by the ubiquitin system, which led to the discovery of a mitotic factor, CUL3 E3-ligase. In October 2010, she joined IGBMC as a group leader and CNRS researcher, supported by the prestigious ATIP-Avenir program. In October 2011, she obtained her Habilitation à diriger les recherches from the University of Strasbourg. Her laboratory studies the role of the novel ubiquitin-related factors involved in the regulation of mitotic kinases and thereby mitotic progression and genome integrity.

As part of her Fellowship, Izabela Sumara is working on the project Allosteric regulation of the mitotic Polo-like Kinase 1 (PLK1) during development.

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