Yannick Gachet was born in Paris in 1962. He received a degree in 1988 in biochemistry from the Paris University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) and a Ph.D. degree in 1993. He was Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Saint George's Hospital (London) (19931996), then he took a position of Senior Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Biology Department (University College London) in the Cell Cycle and Cytoskeleton Group (Professor J. Hyams) (19962004). He came back to France in 2005 with the support of the "Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale" (FRM). He was recruited at the CNRS in 2006 and did set up a group in the south of France (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse) with Sylvie Tournier in the field of mitosis. During his postdoctoral training, he gained some expertise in the fields of cytoskeleton and mitosis and uncovered a new function of cytokinetic ring in spindle orientation (FFa=8/Faculty of 1000). Recently, he described a mechanism involved in the correction of merotelic kinetochore during anaphase (FFa=6/Faculty of 1000). He developed a mathematical model of merotelic attachment, which provides an excellent system to further investigate correction of chromosome misattachment.
Biography Updated on 25 August 2011