It is with an extreme pleasure that the CFATG extends its warmest congratulations to Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi for obtaining the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, in the context of its works on Autophagy.
Among his advances in the field of Autophagy, Pr Oshumi identified the first yeast mutant with defective autophagy in 1993, and in the mid-90s he identified the first genes involved in the process.
This award recognizes an exceptional researcher, but also all the work of those who contributed, who are contributing and who will contribute to the knowledge on Autophagy, from its most fundamental aspects to its implications in pathophysiology.
Nobel Prize Article
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Wall Street Journal
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Office for Science & Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States
CFATG for Autophagy outreach:
Autophagy, which literally means « self-eating », is involved in the removal and recycling of cellular waste. Malfunction of autophagy has been linked to a wide range of human diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Crohn’s diseases, cancers, myopathies, cardiovascular disorders, as well as autoimmune and infectious diseases.
CFATG has at heart to promote, to strengthen and to share the knowledge in the field of Autophagy.
Team of the month:
Autophagy in intestinal homeostasis
Principal investigator: Pierre Lapaquette, Assistant Professor
Team: Wine-Food-Microbiology and Stress
Team leader: Hervé Alexandre
UMR PAM, Bourgogne University, DIJON
Publication highlights (Mars 2016-May 2016):
Publication Highlights: Autophagy articles published by french laboratories and selected by CFATG.
CFATG supports young scientists:
Coralie Daussy (CPBS, Montpellier) : “I would like to warmly thank the French club of Autophagy (CFATG) for awarding me a travel grant in order to attend the ”Gordon Research Seminar and Conference” on “Autophagy in stress, development and diseases”. This congress took place on March 2016, in Ventura, USA. I had the opportunity to present my work during a short talk and several poster sessions. It was a significant event for me and it has been truly inspiring”.
Fengjuan Wang (IBMC, Strasbourg) : “I was very honored to obtain a travel grant from CFATG which allowed me to attend and present in the 2016 Gordon Research Conference&Seminar on “Autophagy in Stress, Development and Disease” (California, United States), a great opportunity to interact with the world-leading autophagy experts, absorb the most updated knowledge in this field, and discover California. Last but not least, through CFATG events, I have established both professional contacts and friendship, from which I greatly benefit”.
Aurora Scrivo (Institute for Neurosciences, Montpellier): “I would like to greatly thank the CFATG to allow me to participate, thanks to the travel grant, to the “7th Proteasome & Autophagy workshop”, that took place in Clermont Ferrand (France) from 6 to 8 April 2016. It was for me a very exciting possibility to meet with several international experts, giving me the opportunity to establish solid contacts for my future post-doc.”