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Johan De Craene

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Universite de Tours
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Recent publications

  • Ranking genome-wide correlation measurements improves microarray and RNA-seq based global and targeted co-expression networks

    • Liesecke F
    • Daudu D
    • De Bernonville R
    • et al.
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  • Yeast as a simple eukaryotic model to study human diseases linked to membrane trafficking.

    • De Craene J
    • Bär S
    • Laporte J
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Universite Francois-Rabelais de Tours

September 2016 - Present


Universite de Strasbourg

October 2006 - August 2016(10 years)


Yale University School of Medicine

October 2002 - September 2006(4 years)


Universite Libre de Bruxelles

October 2001 - September 2002(a year)



Institut de Biologie et de Medicine Moleculaire

October 1995 - October 2001(6 years)

master's degree

Free University of Brussels Campus de la Plaine

September 1991 - September 1995(4 years)

Research interests


Born in Perpignan (France), I spent my childhood in several countries before settling down in Belgium for my studies at the Free University Brussels (ULB) as a Chemistry major. I graduated in 1995. I got my PhD in 2001 from the ULB after studying the role the Npr1 kinase in the regulation of the yeast amino acid transporter Gap1 in Prof Bruno Andre's laboratory. To further my understanding of cell biology, I did my first postdoc in the laboratory of prof Peter Novick at Yale University between 2002 and 2006. There I investigated the role of the reticulon protein Rtn1 on the tubulution of the ER in yeast and the role of exocyst subunits in ER inheritance. I'm currently at the University of Strasbourg where I'm studying the role of PI3P in genetic diseases and on amino acid metabolism first in the laboratory of Dr Sylvie Friant (2006-2014) and since the start of the year in Prof Hubert Becker's. My interests lie in pursuing an academic career while applying my knowledge acquired to develop tools for medicine, in particular towards developing more efficient biosynthetic strains. I'm also very interested in reaching out to the community to improve science knowledge. Living a well-rounded life is very important to me, I enjoy many activities outside of academics including reading, history, movies and yoga.


Co-authors (90)

  • Xavier Hartmann
  • Jeny Ayu
  • Sylvie Friant
  • Patrice Godard