Dr Cédric Maurange
Cédric Maurange did his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Heidelberg, his post-doc at the MRC in London and is currently a Director of Research at the CNRS. Since 2009, he is leading the “Neural Stem Cell Plasticity” group at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille (IBDM). His research focuses on investigating how genetic programs unfold in stem cells during development to generate functional tissues, containing the appropriate number of cells with the appropriate fate. Over the years, his group has shown that such mechanisms restrict the regenerative potential of tissues as development progresses and can be coopted to lock tissues into perpetual development, leading to tumorigenesis. His work illuminates the links between development, regeneration and childhood cancers.