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Group : SysBio - Hub Core

Dr. Natalia Pietrosemoli is an Engineer with a M. Sc. in Modeling and Simulation of Complex Realities from the International Center for Theoretical Physics, ICTP and the International School of Advanced Studies, SISSA (Triest, Italy). During her M. Sc. internships she mostly worked in modeling, optimization, combinatorics and information theory applied to medical imaging. In 2012 she got a Ph. D in Computational Biology from the School of Bioengineering of Rice University (Houston, TX, US), where she specialized in computational structural biology and functional genomics. Her doctoral thesis “Protein functional features extracted with from primary sequences : a focus on disordered regions”, contributed to a better understanding of the functional and evolutionary role of intrinsic disorder in protein plasticity, complexity and adaptation to stress conditions. As part of her Ph. D., Natalia was a visiting scholar in two labs in Madrid: the Structural Computational Biology Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), where she mainly worked in sequence analysis and the functional-structural relationships of proteins, and the Computational Systems Biology Group at the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC ), where she studied the functional implications of intrinsically disordered proteins at the genomic level for several organisms, collaborating with different experimental and theoretical groups. In 2013, she joined the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a postdoctoral fellow in the Bioinformactics Core Facility. Her main project consisted in the molecular classification of a rare type of lymphoma, which involved the integration of transcriptomic, clinical and mutational data for the identification of molecular markers for classification, diagnosis and prognosis. This work was performed in collaboration with the Pathology Institute at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). In November of 2015 Natalia joined the Hub Team @ Pasteur C3BI as a Senior Bioinformatician. Natalia is especially interested in the integrative analysis of different omics data, both at large-scale and for small datasets, and loves collaborating in interdisciplinary environments and having feedback from her fellow experimental colleagues. Currently, she’s coordinating several projects performing functional and pathway analysis at the genomic level. By grouping genes, proteins and other biological molecules into the pathways they are involved in, the complexity of the analyses is significantly reduced, while the explanatory power increases with respect to having a list of differentially expressed genes or proteins.

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After graduating from Paris VI University with a PhD in Genetics on the “Role of histone protein post-translational modifications in splicing regulation” that I performed in the Epigenetic Regulation unit at the Institut Pasteur, I carried out two post-doctoral experiences. I first worked for three years as a postdoctoral associate of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research/MIT in Cambridge (USA). My main project consisted in the integration of genomic and epigenomic data in order to predict the transcription factors that are potentially at the core of the regulation of the cell-type specific gene expression programs. I then joined the Institut Curie where I deepened my experience in multi-omics data analyses and integration to identify non-coding RNAs involved in cancer progression. I have recently joined the HUB-C3BI of the Institut Pasteur where I am performing high-throughput data integration to better understand biological complexity and contribute to precision medicine development.

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The Flemmingsome: the proteome of intact cytokinetic midbodies

The central part of the intercellular bridge connecting the two daughter cells during cytokinesis is a highly dense structure named the Midbody first described by Flemming in 1891. Work in the past ten years revealed that the midbody is a platform that concentrates essential proteins involved in cytokinetic abscission. After abscission, the midbody is cut on both sides, thus generating a midbody remnant (named MBR). The MBR usually interacts with the cell surface of one of the two daughter cells, before being engulfed in a phagocytic-like manner. We also found that the MBR can be easily released from cells before their engulfment by calcium chelation. Of note, MBRs at the cell surface might act as pro-proliferative, signalling entities but the proteins involved and the mechanisms of MBR anchoring are unknown. A previous proteomic study of the midbody conducted by Skop purified intercellular bridges from cell lysates recovered after cell synchronization, microtubule stabilization and detergent treatment. This pioneer proteomic study, although informative, did not allow the recovery of many key known proteins of the midbody. Here, we set up an experimental protocol to purify intact, detergent-free MBRs in order to have the full proteome of this organelle. Quantitative, label-free proteomics enabled us to identify 529 proteins enriched at least 2 times as compared to whole cell lysates, that we named the “Flemmingsome”. Besides known and well-established proteins of the midbody (MKLP1, MgcRacGAP, AuroraB, INCENP, MKLP2, Rab8, Rab11, Rab35, Citron Kinase, ESCRTs…), we identified new and promising candidates potentially involved in cytokinetic abscission. In addition, we identified 27 transmembrane proteins that are excellent candidates for mediating interactions between the MBR and the receiving daughter cells after cytokinetic abscission. We are also currently exploring whether newly identified candidates could participate in the signalling mediated by the MBRs. We would thus like to create a website that recapitulates the findings of our screen. The proteins discovered represent new candidates for the understanding of cytokinesis and tumorigenesis. This should be instrumental in the field as the previous websites are not updated (Microkits, Uniprot) and do not focus on this particular step of cytokinesis.

Project status : Closed