Merzouk was born in Fort National, at the foot of the prestigious Djurdjura mountain range, in the Kabylie region, Algeria. From a young age, he had a burning passion for science, which led him to pursue a career in this field. After completing his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology in Algeria, he was awarded a scholarship that allowed him to join the Faculty of Medicine and Human Biology Leonard de Vinci at the University of Sorbonne Paris Nord in 2020, where he obtained another bachelor’s degree in cellular biology and physiology.
Merzouk continued his academic journey at the University of Paris Cité, where he excelled in a master’s program in molecular and cellular biology. Upon completing the program, he had the opportunity to dive into the world of research by joining the MINC team at the Jacques Monod Institute, where he completed an internship on the mechanism of microtubule aster positioning in sea urchins. This immersion in the world of research enhanced his expertise in the field and further fueled his passion for molecular and cellular biology research.
Possessing a self-taught propensity and always eager for new knowledge, Merzouk joined Sorbonne University to immerse in the master’s program in Physical Systems and Physical Concepts. This program, which brings together students from physics and biology, propelled him into the multidisciplinary world and offered him a new perspective on science.
Recently, Merzouk joined LAAS-CNRS for an M2 internship, where he is devoted to studying the relationship between crowding and the cell cycle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.