• Research Technician
• Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology
• Conventional TEM, Conventional and Cryo-Sectionning, Tokuyasu method, cellular biology, epifluorescence
Esthel joined the electron microscopy facility in 2016 after her bachelor’s degree in Institut Pasteur. She joined the facility’s research team to study the membrane biogenesis of Vaccinia Virus under the supervision of Jacomine Krijnse-Locker. During this time Esthel gain a lot of experience with sample preparation (infection of HeLa cells), conventional- and cryo-ultramicrotomy, Tokuyasu sectioning and gold immuno-labeling to localize proteins of interest. She is an advanced user of Tecnai Transmission Electron Microscopes and she is currently advancing on tomography. Since 2017, Esthel is taking over the facility’s quality procedures for the ISO 9001 certification. She is also responsible for the internal invoicing.
« Versatile to use her skills in cell culture, photonic and électron microscopy at the service of research projets » Esthel Pénard, UtechS UBI
2022Vaccinia virus H7-protein is required for the organization of the viral scaffold protein into hexamers., Sci Rep 2022 Jul; 12(1): 13007.
2019Complex membrane remodeling during virion assembly of the 30,000 years-old Mollivirus sibericum, J. Virol. 2019 Apr;.
2016Differential identity of Filopodia and Tunneling Nanotubes revealed by the opposite functions of actin regulatory complexes, Sci Rep 2016 Dec;6:39632.