Dr Isabelle Jourdain
Lecturer in Cell Biology


I am a yeast cell biologist interested in the membrane trafficking events that govern organelles and cell morphology. My research currently focuses on the fundamental mechanisms by which the cell periphery and the cytoskeleton cross-talk to define cell polarity and shape. Because of its characteristic rod shape and technical ease of use, we employ the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model organism. Our aim is to apply the conclusion drawn from this simple, single-celled system, to the understanding of cell surface remodelling in physiological and pathological situations in human cells. I am a member of the Cellular and Chemical Biology research group.


2000-2004: PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology, René Descartes University, Paris V, France
1999-2000: MsC, Biology of Ageing, René Descartes University, Paris V, France
1995-1999: BsC, Biochemistry, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France


2014 - : Cell Biology lecturer, University of Exeter
2012 - 2013: Researcher, The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo, Norway
2008 - 2013: Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Research UK, London
2005 - 2008: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
1999 - 2004: PhD and Master Student, Institut du Fer à Moulin, INSERM, Paris, France

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University of Exeter
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