Nicolas Nguyen

Nicolas Nguyen

Nicolas was born in Picardie, spent his childhood in the mountains of Jura, and finally landed in the suburbs of Toulouse. Curious from an early age about the mechanisms of the phenomena he observed, he was also introduced to the beauty of nature and the living through the many hikes his father took him on with his brothers and sisters. In parallel, a taste for drawing and attention to detail drove him to develop a good sense of observation.

Getting to know – and appreciate! – people with Down’s syndrome since his adolescence, he became aware of the social challenges of a better understanding of and support for mental disability and started being interested in research into genetic and chromosomic diseases.

Having obtained his scientific baccalaureate, he did a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Microbiology enriched with math, physics, and computer science. He then switched to health biology in master’s, specializing in genetics and developmental biology. The two years of master’s degree were interspersed with a gap year during which he shared the daily lives of people with mental disabilities. So that, he says, ‘’Trisomy won’t be to me only a biological problem to solve, but names, faces, voices, in short, human realities not to be forgotten’’.

He did two internships in M1 at the Center for Integrative Biology (CBI) of Toulouse, on ribosomal RNA maturation process in human and budding yeast respectively; and he did his M2 research internship between the CBI (Tournier/Gachet team) and the LAAS-CNRS (with Morgan & Lucie), motivated to work on a subject where physics supports biology to understand chromosomes segregation fidelity and mitosis robustness under pressure.

He has pursued in thesis since January 2024, investigating the effects of growth-induced pressure on the cell cycle and cell adaptation in yeasts.


Current members

Sanzhar Aitbay
PhD student
Team Guillermet-Guibert CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Lucie Albert
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Céline Denais
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Doriane Désandré
Research engineer
LAAS-CNRS
Mickaël Di Luoffo
Post-doc
Team Guillermet-Guibert CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Julien Faccini
Research engineer
LAAS-CNRS
Mathieu Ghenni
PhD student
MPB team IMFT
LAAS-CNRS
Hyojun Kim
PhD student
LAAS-CNRS
Claire Lac
PhD student
Team Bousquet CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Laure Le Blanc
PhD student
Team Dumenil Institut Pasteur
LAAS-CNRS
Moetassem Meksassi
PhD student
LAAS-CNRS
Inès Muguet
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Nicolas Nguyen
PhD student
LAAS-CNRS and CBI
Morgan Delarue
CNRS researcher
LAAS-CNRS

Alumni

G. Lemercier
Post doc

10/2018-06/2019

Engineer @ Cardiorenal

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P. Lefebvre
Post doc

09/2019-08/2020

Assistant prof. @ Univ. Lorraine 

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Z. Ben Meriem
Post doc

01/2019-06/2022

Engineer @ SmartCatch

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B. Alric
PhD student then Post doc

10/2018-03/2023

Post doc @ Tokyo University

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F. Yokoyama
visiting Post doc

09/2023-12/2023

Post doc @ Tokyo University

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T. Desclaux
PhD student

02/2020-12/2023

Post doc @ Université Aix-Marseille

T. Mateo
PhD student

02/2020-12/2023

 

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I. Rizzuti
PhD student

09/2018-12/2019

Safety associate @ PPD

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X. Zhao
M2 student

03/2019-09/2019

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M. Moré
M2 student

02/2019-07/2019

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S. Goimard
M2 student

03/2021-07/2021

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N. El Fassi
M2 student

02/2022-07/2022

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E. Gaich
M2 student

02/2022-07/2022

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M. Zidane
M2 student

02/2023-07/2023

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Z. Chebbo
M2 student

02/2023-07/2023

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J. Bos
M1 student

03/2020-09/2020

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M. Gamblin
M1 student

01/2023-06/2023

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