Imen Lassadi

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Chromatin acts as a key regulator of DNA-related processes such as DNA damage repair. Although ChIP-chip is a powerful technique to provide high-resolution maps of protein-genome interactions, its use to study DNA double strand break (DSB) repair has been hindered by the limitations of the available damage induction methods. We have developed a human cell(More)
Mating-type switching in yeast occurs through gene conversion between the MAT locus and one of two silent loci (HML or HMR) on opposite ends of the chromosome. MATa cells choose HML as template, whereas MATα cells use HMR. The recombination enhancer (RE) located on the left arm regulates this process. One long-standing hypothesis is that switching is guided(More)
We present a novel Lab-on-Chip technology for 3D particle tracking in living cells based on V-shaped micro-mirrors, which are used to observe fluorescent specimens from multiple vantage points, providing simultaneous stereo-images that can be recombined for 3D reconstruction. Our technology can be readily used with standard fluorescence microscopes, and we(More)
Nuclear organization is involved in numerous aspects of cellular function. In yeast, analysis of the nuclear position and dynamics of the silent and active mating-type loci has allowed to gain insight into the mechanisms involved in directing mating-type switching. The fluorescent repressor operator systems (FROS) have proven to be a powerful technique to(More)
Inherently dynamic, chromosomes adopt many different conformations in response to DNA metabolism. Models of chromosome organization in the yeast nucleus obtained from genome-wide chromosome conformation data or biophysical simulations provide important insights into the average behavior but fail to reveal features from dynamic or transient events that are(More)
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