Jocelyn Plassais

Equipe Génétique du Chien

Locality:

France

Email : jocelyn [dot] plassais [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)2 23 23 54 56

Office number : Villejean / Bât 4 / 006

In a few words

I am currently working on long non-coding RNAs (LncRNA), using modern technologies to explore their molecular mechanisms driving the expression of genes. I am particularly interesting by the relationship existing between long non-coding RNAs and enhancers involved in normal development of an organisme. During my career, I used the dog model in genetics working on rare canine diseases, particularly peripheral neuropathies that can find their homologous forms in human sensory neuropathies (Charcot-Marie-Tooth, HSANs). I also identified several mutations involved in morphological traits (body size...) using Whole Genome Sequencing, RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq data as well as SNP chip array.
Since several years, I am more focused on the role of lncRNA in the normal development of an organism. I currently use functional approaches to decipher the molecular mechanism involving lncRNAs in dogs and humans.