Paul Guichard awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

After receiving an ERC Starting Grant in 2016, Paul Guichard, Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has once again been recognized for the excellence of his work with an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, worth nearly 2.4 million euros.

This prestigious grant for researchers in the consolidation phase of their careers, awarded by the European Research Council, will support the project entitled “Integrated Structural Analysis of the Centriole (ISAC)” of the laboratory of Paul Guichard and Virginie Hamel for a period of five years.

This project aims at analyzing at both the structural and functional levels the mechanisms governing centriole assembly. To do so, they will use advanced structural proteomic approaches, hybrid techniques of cryo-microscopy, expansion microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and cell biology.

Paul’s background in brief

Paul completed a Master’s degree in Biochemistry in Paris and his PhD between 2007 and 2010 at the Institut Curie under the supervision of Sergio Marco and Anne-Marie Tassin. He then did a post-doctoral fellowship in Pierre Gönczy’s group at EPFL between 2011 and 1015. He joined the UNIGE in 2015 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and became Associate Professor in 2021.

He was awarded the EMBO Young Investigator in 2020 and the Friedrich Miescher Award in 2022.