The Team
  • Researchers

    Julien BATISSE

    Robert DRILLIEN

    Valérie LAMOUR

    Marc RUFF

  • Post-Doctoral Fellows

    Eduardo BRUCH

    Christophe LOTZ

  • Engineers & Technicians

    Sylvie DUCLAUD

    Sylvia EILER

  • Collaborateur Occasionnel

    Nicolas LEVY

Integrated structural Biology

Chromatin stability and DNA mobility

Cellular Macromolecular Complexes of Retroviral Integrases and DNA Topoisomerases

Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms governing nucleic acid transport, processing and topological changes of chromatin DNA. Our present targets are nucleoprotein complexes involved in retroviral DNA integration and eukaryotic DNA topoisomerases. We integrate structural data from high resolution (X-ray crystallography), medium resolution (CryoEM) and low resolution (cell imaging) with in vitro and in cellulo functional data.
The main focus of Marc Ruff is to understand the molecular processes performed by the HIV pre-integration complexes (PIC). The aim is to provide a four dimensional view of the PIC, from reverse transcription until integration. A second component of the project focuses on drug design aspects to optimize protein-protein interaction and conformational inhibitors.
Valérie Lamour’s project is aiming at the functional and structural studies of DNA topoisomerase cellular complexes targeted by therapeutic compounds used in cancer and anti-bacterial therapies. The main goal of this study is to identify and study the structure/function of Topoisomerase-associated complexes targeted by drugs through a combination of proteomic and structural approaches.

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