Benoît Vanderperre

Research Interests

  • Functional proteomics and genomics, alternative proteins, Parkinson’s disease, mitochondrial metabolism, protein aggregation

Current Research Projects

  • Functional study of alternative proteins using CRISPR-Cas9 genome-wide screening
  • Molecular and cellular functions of the SLC35A4 double-coding gene in physiological and stress conditions
  • In vivo functional study of an alternative protein encoded by the gene ZYX/zyx-1 with implications for muscle and synaptic biology, and dystrophinopathies
  • Identification of alternative proteins responsible for selective vulnerability of Adult T-cell Leukemia (ATL) cells using genome-wide CRISPR screening
  • Endocytic mechanisms of alpha-synuclein aggregates in iPSC-derived human neural cells
  • Role of lysosomal ceramide metabolism in Parkinsons’s disease pathogenesis

Tools and Expertises

  • Cultured cells, iPSC-derived human neural cells, lentivirus-mediated expression, CRISPR-Cas9, genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screening, organelle-specific proteomics and metabolomics, interactomics (coIP-MS, TurboID, BioID), multi-omics approaches, fluorescence and confocal microscopy.

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