Dr. Simon Blanchoud is a visiting research post-doctoral fellow funded by a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Early PostDoc.Mobility Fellowship (P2ELP3_158873). Simon completed in 2013 an interdisciplinary PhD in Molecular Life Sciences at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) between the Naef lab (http://naef-lab.epfl.ch/) and the Gönczy lab (http://gonczy-lab.epfl.ch/). His work on the modeling of polarity establishment in embryos combined image analysis, theoretical work and in vivo microscopy validations for challenging a mathematical model using machine learning. Simon is currently establishing live imaging for cell tracking during whole body regeneration in Botryllodies leachi.
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Publications:
CAST: An automated segmentation and tracking tool for the analysis of transcriptional kinetics from single-cell time-lapse recordings
Blanchoud S, Nicolas D, Zoller B, Tidin O & Naef F, Methods, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2015.04.023

Quantitative analysis and modeling probes polarity establishment in C. elegans embryos
Blanchoud S, Naef F & Gönczy P, Biophys. J., 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.12.022

SAS-1 is a C2 domain protein critical for centriole integrity in C. elegans

von Tobel L, Mikeladze-Dvali T, Delattre M, Balestra FR, Blanchoud S, Finger S, Knott G, Müller-Reichert T & Gönczy P, PLoS Genet, 2014, doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004777

ASSET: a robust algorithm for the automated segmentation and standardization of early C. elegans embryos
Blanchoud S, Budirahardja Y, Naef F & Gönczy P, Developmental Dynamics, 2010, doi: 10.1002/dvdy.22486