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Pierre Ferrier


PhD in Biochemistry, Haematology & Immunology, Aix-Marseille University

Current position

Research Director
Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML); Aix-Marseille University, UM2; Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm) U1104; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) UMR7280; Marseille, France

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Jaeger, S., Fernandez, B. and Ferrier, P.*. (2013). Epigenetic aspects of lymphocyte antigen receptor gene rearrangement or 'when stochasticity completes randomness'. Immunology 139(2): 141-150.
  2. Dadi, S., Le Noir, S., Payet-Bornet, D., Lhermitte, L., Zacarias-Cabeza, J., Bergeron, J., Villarese, P., Vachez, E., Dik, W. A., Millien, C., Radford, I., Verhoeyen, E., Cosset, F. L., Petit, A., Ifrah, N., Dombret, H., Hermine, O., Spicuglia, S., Langerak, A. W., Macintyre, E. A., Nadel, B., Ferrier, P.*. and Asnafi, V. (2012). TLX homeodomain oncogenes mediate T cell maturation arrest in T-ALL via interaction with ETS1 and suppression of TCRalpha gene expression. Cancer Cell 21(4): 563-576.
  3. Preto, J., Floriani, E., Nardecchia, I., Ferrier, P.*. and Pettini, M. (2012). Experimental assessment of the contribution of electrodynamic interactions to long-distance recruitment of biomolecular partners: Theoretical basis. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 85(4 Pt 1): 041904.
  4. Cauchy, P., Benoukraf, T. and Ferrier, P.*. (2011). Processing ChIP-chip data: from the scanner to the browser. Methods Mol Biol 719: 251-268.
  5. Koch, F., Fenouil, R., Gut, M., Cauchy, P., Albert, T. K., Zacarias-Cabeza, J., Spicuglia, S., de la Chapelle, A. L., Heidemann, M., Hintermair, C., Eick, D., Gut, I., Ferrier, P.*. and Andrau, J. C. (2011). Transcription initiation platforms and GTF recruitment at tissue-specific enhancers and promoters. Nat Struct Mol Biol 18(8): 956-963.
  6. de Almeida, S. F., Grosso, A. R., Koch, F., Fenouil, R., Carvalho, S., Andrade, J., Levezinho, H., Gut, M., Eick, D., Gut, I., Andrau, J. C., Ferrier, P.*. and Carmo-Fonseca, M. (2011). Splicing enhances recruitment of methyltransferase HYPB/Setd2 and methylation of histone H3 Lys36. Nat Struct Mol Biol 18(9): 977-983.
  7. Pekowska, A., Benoukraf, T., Zacarias-Cabeza, J., Belhocine, M., Koch, F., Holota, H., Imbert, J., Andrau, J. C., Ferrier, P.*. and Spicuglia, S. (2011). H3K4 tri-methylation provides an epigenetic signature of active enhancers. EMBO J 30(20): 4198-4210.
  8. Farcot, E., Bonnet, M., Jaeger, S., Spicuglia, S., Fernandez, B. and Ferrier, P.*. (2010). TCR beta allelic exclusion in dynamical models of V(D)J recombination based on allele independence. J Immunol 185(3): 1622-1632.
  9. Pekowska, A., Benoukraf, T., Ferrier, P.*. and Spicuglia, S. (2010). A unique H3K4me2 profile marks tissue-specific gene regulation. Genome Res 20(11): 1493-1502.
  10. Spicuglia, S., Pekowska, A., Zacarias-Cabeza, J. and Ferrier, P.*. (2010). Epigenetic control of Tcrb gene rearrangement. Semin Immunol 22(6): 330-336. (Review).
  11. Benoukraf, T., Cauchy, P., Fenouil, R., Jeanniard, A., Koch, F., Jaeger, S., Thieffry, D., Imbert, J., Andrau, J. C., Spicuglia, S. and Ferrier, P.* (2009). CoCAS: a ChIP-on-chip analysis suite. Bioinformatics 25(7): 954-955.
  12. Bonnet, M., Huang, F., Benoukraf, T., Cabaud, O., Verthuy, C., Boucher, A., Jaeger, S., Ferrier, P.*. and Spicuglia, S. (2009). Duality of enhancer functioning mode revealed in a reduced TCR beta gene enhancer knockin mouse model. J Immunol 183(12): 7939-7948.
Protocols by Pierre Ferrier
  1. ImmunoPrecipitation of Nuclear Protein with Antibody Affinity Columns
  2. Co-Streptavidin Precipitation