Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Baccalauréat from the French school in Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1992
    Diplome d'études universitaires generales (DEUG) in Life Sciences from the University of Paris XI – Orsay, France

  • 1993
    BcS in Biochemistry from the University of Paris XI – Orsay, France

  • 1995
    Master degree in Cellular and Molecular Genetics, University of Paris XI ­ Orsay, France

  • 1995
    Magistère of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Paris VI, VII, XI and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France

  • 1996 – 2000
    PhD research project at Institut Pasteur, Paris, under the supervision of Prof. Bernard Dujon

  • 2000
    PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Paris XI – Orsay, France

  • 2000 – 2003
    HFSPO postdoctoral fellow at ISREC (Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research), Epalinges sur Lausanne, Switzerland in the laboratory of Prof. Joachim Lingner

  • 2003 – 2004
    Postdoctoral fellow at Institut Pasteur, Paris, in the group of Dr. Alain Jacquier

  • 2005 – 2010
    Researcher (class 1) at the CNRS appointed at the Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire de la Cellule, Lyon, France, in the team of Prof. Eric Gilson

  • 2010
    Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

  • since 2010
    Directrice de Recherches at the CNRS – Leader of the Telomere Biology team at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique (FRE3354 CNRS/Pierre et Marie Curie University – Molecular and Cell Biology of Eukaryotes)

Selected publications

  • Soudet J, Jolivet P, Teixeira MT. (2014) Elucidation of the DNA End-Replication Problem in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Molecular Cell 53: 954–964

  • Abdallah, P., Luciano, P., Runge, K.W., Lisby, M., Geli, V., Gilson, E., and Teixeira, M.T. (2009). A two-step model for senescence triggered by a single critically short telomere. Nat Cell Biol 11, 988-993.

  • Teixeira, M.T., Arneric, M., Sperisen, P., and Lingner, J. (2004). Telomere Length Homeostasis Is Achieved via a Switch between Telomerase- Extendible and -Nonextendible States. Cell 117, 323-335.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Our goal is to understand the mechanisms that have evolved to raise and maintain linear genomes, a hallmark of the Eukaryote kingdom. Currently, we focus on the study of the so-called DNA end replication problem of DNA extremities and its consequence(s) at the cellular level. In an evolutionary perspective, we would like to understand how the rise of linear chromosomes underlies the possibility to control cell proliferation and the emergence of multicellularity.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Ligue contre le Cancer

Additional qualifications

  • Introduction to R for biology (Pôle Rhône-Alpes de Bioinformatique, France), 2008

  • Protein Purification and Characterization, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA, 1998


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • 2 sons born in 2004 and 2006


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