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Julien Dumortier

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral researcher
  • Institut Curie
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Recent publications

  • Hydraulic fracturing and active coarsening position the lumen of the mouse blastocyst

    • Dumortier J
    • Le Verge-Serandour M
    • Tortorelli A
    • et al.
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  • [A developmental checkpoint synchronizes morphogenesis and cellular differentiation in mammalian embryos].

    • Dumortier J
    • Maître J
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral researcher

Institut Curie

May 2017 - Present

Research associate

University of Cambridge, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

November 2013 - February 2017(3 years)

PhD Student

Ecole Normale Supérieure Institut de Biologie de l'ENS (IBENS)

September 2009 - January 2013(3 years)



Université Pierre et Marie Curie

September 2009 - January 2013(3 years)


University Paris 6, University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

September 2007 - June 2009(2 years)

Research interests


During my PhD, I had been interested in how a embryo shaped at early stage. Using zebrafish gastrula model, I focused on one particular structure, the prechordale plate, which is the most anterior part of deep axial cells. For my post-docotoral project, I focus on mechanisms of morphogenesis by applying material physics concepts. I try to identify tissue properties changes during early zebrafish development.


Co-authors (42)

  • ozge ozguc
  • Kenza El Hafid
  • Cristian Randieri -Looking for international partners contact me by
  • Hugo Ducuing
  • Florence Giger
  • Nicolas DAVID