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Jan 2015 : K. Dao duc received the Pierre-Gilles Degenne Prize for his PhD thesis. More to read..

June 2014 : D. Holcman became member, as an overseas Fellow, of the Churchill College, Cambridge, UK.

May 2014 Survey and Review :

The Survey and Review article in this issue is “The Narrow Escape Problem,” by D. Holcman and Z. Schuss. Read More :… "This article will be a valuable resource for readers with interests at the interface between probability theory and partial differential equations, and those who study asymptotic analysis of singular perturbation problems and applications to physics, biochemistry, and neuroscience.

April 2014 : Nature Reviews Neuroscience Research Highlight

Synaptic transmission : Invasion of the astrocytes ! …Moreover, in a computational synapse model, an astroglial process invading a synapse by 150 nm reduced AMPA receptor currents by 50% and doubled GLT currents (compared with a synapse without astroglial invasion), suggesting that extension of astroglial processes into synapses indeed reduces excitatory transmission…More to read

December 2013 : Phys. Rev. Letter

Physics Viewpoint : A model based on statistical mechanics is applied to describe a key factor determining the senescence of biological cells.

"We may think of built-in obsolescence as a modern marketing trick, but biology got there first. Rather than being able to replicate indefinitely, most cells in our bodies divide only a finite number of times before they switch off. The aging of a cell (senescence) is the process of accumulative changes to its molecular structure that disrupt its function with time, leading to its degradation and death. A key factor in senescence is the shortening of the protective ends of a cell’s chromosomes, called telomeres. As reported in Physical Review Letters [1], Khanh Dao Duc and David Holcman at Ecole Normale Supérieure, France, have formulated a statistical mechanics model that describes how this process is regulated, providing a powerful method for predicting whether cells live or die….."

September 2012 :

Voir comprendre et quantifier les cellules en action

June 2011 :

Interview with Impact of the Narrow escape theory:Alexei Cheviakov and Michael Ward talk with and answer a few questions about this month’s Fast Breaking Paper in the field of Mathematics….to be read.

May 2010

Interview with the CNRS journal : Jeunes Chercheurs : "When biology becomes mathematics…"

Oct 2008

ERC press release : "ERC starting grant winners set out their plans in"… "The first winners of the ERC (European Research Council) starting grant explained how they planned to use their funding and gave their opinions on the workings of the ERC at a meeting in Paris, France, on 7 October."

More information about the Open day 7 Oct 2008 :…

Nov 2004

Chaire d’excellence 2004-2007 "Dans un contexte de forte compétition internationale, les chercheurs de haut niveau sont les cibles de toutes les convoitises parce qu’ils ont entre les mains les clés de l’avenir et de la croissance. La France se mobilise et se donne les moyens de les accueillir pour développer leurs projets de recherche au travers du programme « Chaires d’excellence ». Parce que la fuite des cerveaux n’est pas une fatalité et que la recherche française est réputée pour son excellence, 15 chercheurs de haut niveau vont venir ou revenir travailler en France."

Read more in http://wwww.enseignementsup-recherc…