Benoit Pignard

Benoit Pignard

Learning and perseverance

A former rugby player, biologist, analyst, tutor, illustrator, writer and entrepreneur, he holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Vienna, Austria, a Master's degree in Human Biomedical Research (M. Sc), and a Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (B. Sc).

The PhD is an extraordinary scientific and personal adventure. He illustrated this in a photographic competition organized by the University of Vienna entitled "My thesis in a photo" in which he won second place. The photomontage he submitted illustrates his metamorphosis from doctoral student to peer using a microscopy acquisition from his research.

In an effort to promote doctoral studies and disseminate knowledge, he writes since November 2020 articles presenting theses by highlighting the discoveries and passion of their authors for their subject.

However, this is not the case for some students for whom the PhD is uncertain, competitive and challenging. It is in this context that he accompanies students through adversity to achieve their goals with method, authenticity, dignity and pride. His services focus on the emotional, relational and writing aspects they may face.

His ambition is to raise awareness on harassment, depression, burnout as well as to fight against professional plagiarism and prevent the abandonment of too often talented students.


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Academic publications

Wutz G, Ladurner R, St Hilaire BG, et coll. ESCO1 and CTCF enable formation of long chromatin loops by protecting cohesinSTAG1 from WAPL. Elife. 2020;9:e52091. Mise en ligne 2020 Fév. 17. DOI:10.7554/eLife.52091

Llères D, Moindrot B, Pathak R, et coll. CTCF modulates allele-specific sub-TAD organization and imprinted gene activity at the mouse Dlk1-Dio3 and Igf2-H19 domains. Genome Biol. 2019;20(1):272. Mise en ligne 2019 Déc. 12. DOI :10.1186/s13059-019-1896-8

Pignard Benoît. Distinct Roles of Cohesin Complex Variants and CTCF in Three-dimensional Organization of the Genome at the Topologically Associating Domains Scale. Vienna University, Wien, 2018.

Benoit Pignard

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