Isabelle Vernos is a research professor at ICREA (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats), Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona, Spain and an EMBO member since 2005. In the past, she worked at the Welcome CRC Institute, Cambridge, UK. She then worked as a staff scientist in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Program at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, becoming a team leader in 2001. Research in her lab is directed at understanding the role of the microtubule network in cell organization and function. To address this question her group study various microtubule-associated proteins (molecular motors and MAPs) and their regulators (kinases, phosphatases and the small GTPase Ran during M-phase). One major goal is to unravel how the self-organization of cellular components results in the morphogenesis of dynamic molecular machines.
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