About Aurélien Roux
Aurélien Roux is an Associate Professor and Director of the department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva. His main interest is to study the role of lipid membrane mechanical properties in several cell processes, from endocytosis to cytokinesis. As a PhD student, he worked in collaboration with cell biologists (Bruno Goud’s lab, Curie Institute, Paris) and physicists (Patricia Bassereau’s lab, Curie Institute, Paris) in order to understand how membrane properties (e.g. bending rigidity, tension, and composition) facilitate or interfere with various stages of membrane traffic within cells. His continuing interest in membrane fission led him to pursue post-doctoral work in Pietro de Camilli’s laboratory. In order to study the mechanism of membrane tubule formation and fission by dynamin. From July 2007 to April 2010, as a Chargé de Recherche in the CNRS, France, he has been interested in how membrane properties affect the polymerization of dynamin onto a template.
His current research focuses is on the mechanical and dynamic properties of lipids and proteins involved in membrane traffic, so as to understand how proteins exploit the peculiar physical properties of lipid membranes in order to proceed with their function. Specifically, how do the essential physico-chemical abilities of membranes like deformation, fusion, fission, fluidity and permeability support cell functions involving membranes, like endocytosis, cell-division, cell migration and others.
Aurélien Roux is a member of the equal opportunity committee.
Read more about Aurélien Roux’s research on his lab website.
University of Geneva, Science II
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