Sanzhar Aitbay

Sanzhar Aitbay

Sanzhar Aitbay is a bioscientist from Shymkent, Kazakhstan. He was born in April of 1996 in the picturesque mountainous city of southern Kazakhstan – Almaty. His first steps into the mystique path of science began with the books on zoology and botany in middle school. The amusement with the diversity of biological organisms and the organized complexity of structures forming them led him to pursue biology as the main subject of bachelor studies.

In 2018 he obtained his BSc. in Biological Sciences and Environmental Engineering from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea under the guidance of Jong Bhak. To further deepen his knowledge in biological sciences, he then moved to Jena, the city where Ernst Haeckel made his seminal works in zoology, and Matthias Schleiden co-founded cell theory. There he enrolled in MSc. in Molecular Life Sciences program at Friedrich – Schiller University.

After a year at Jena, in 2019, to conduct his master’s thesis, he moved to Heidelberg to join Ana Martin – Villalba’s lab at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). In his thesis work, he focused on genomic instability during acinar – ductal metaplasia, a process that is hypothesized to be at the origin of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). It is then that he developed an interest in next-generation in vitro systems and the biology of PDAC.

To further follow these interests, in 2021, he joined Julie Guillermet-Guibert’s team at Toulouse Cancer Research Center (CRCT), Inserm under the PIPgen network frame to conduct his PhD thesis, and is co-supervised by Morgan. During this time, under the guidance of Julie and Morgan, he aims to develop next generation in vitro systems which integrated the latest knowledge in the field of cancer mechanobiology, and place the importance of PI3K signaling in mechanotransduction.


Current members

Sanzhar Aitbay
PhD student
Team Guillermet-Guibert CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Lucie Albert
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Baptiste Alric
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Céline Denais
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Térence Desclaux
PhD student
MPB team IMFT
LAAS-CNRS
Mickaël Di Luoffo
Post-doc
Team Guillermet-Guibert CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Julien Faccini
Research engineer
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
Stéphanie Mateo
PhD student
LAAS-CNRS
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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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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J. Bos
M1 student

03/2020-09/2020

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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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