MICHAEL LANG - Curriculum Vitae

Place of residence: Paris (France)
Current Institution: Institut Jaques Monod
E-mail: lang.michael(at)ijm.univ-paris-diderot.fr


Diplom Biology University of Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany). 2002.

PhD Biology (cum laude) Department of Genetics, University of Barcelona (Spain). November 27th, 2009

Research experience

Evolution of the cholesterol metabolism in insects. June 2010 - to present. Research project at the Jaques Monod Institute, PostDoc fellowship, french foreign ministry.

Comparative analysis of binding and trans-activation of the transcription factor ADF-1 in Drosophilidae, PhD thesis, January 2004 - September 2009. FI-IQUC scholarship.

Sequence analysis of the Latimeria menadoensis shh ortholog to study the evolutionary history and enhancer conservation of shh across vertebrates. 2003-2009, side project during my thesis, University of Konstanz and collaborating groups.

Construction and screening of BAC libraries of the cichlid species Astatotilapia burtoni and the goldfish Carassius auratus. 2003 Project with the University of Konstanz and the Benaroya Research Center, Seattle

Microsatellite Analysis of Northern Atlantic Haddock. 2000 - 2001 University College Cork Ireland, Undergraduate International Exchange Program

General research interests

Molecular Evolution, Experimental Biology, Transcriptional regulation, Comparative genomics


Lang M., and Juan E, 2010; Binding site number variation and high affinity binding consensus of the Myb-SANT-like transcription factor ADF-1 in Drosophilidae. Nucleic Acids Research, epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq504.

Hadzhiev Y, Lang M, Ertzer R, Meyer A, Strähle U, Müller F. Functional diversification of sonic hedgehog paralog enhancers identified by phylogenomic reconstruction, Genome Biol. 2007;8(6):R106.

Luo J, Lang M, Salzburger W, Siegel N, Stölting KN, Meyer A. A BAC library for the goldfish Carassius auratus auratus (Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes). J Exp Zoolog B Mol Dev Evol. 2006 Nov 15;306(6):567-74.

Lang M, Miyake T, Braasch I, Tinnemore D, Siegel N, Salzburger W, Amemiya CT, Meyer A. A BAC library of the East African haplochromine cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. J Exp Zoolog B Mol Dev Evol. 2006 Jan 15;306(1):35-44.

Lang M, Hadzhiev Y, Siegel N, Parada C, Strähle U, Amemiya CT, Becker MB, Müller F., and Meyer A. Conservation of shh cis-regulatory architecture of the coelacanth is consistent with its ancestral phylogenetic position. BMC EvoDevo., manuscript submitted

Lang M., Pérez A., Kristensen BM. and Juan E. ; Origin, Conservation and Developmental Expression of the transcription factor Adf-1 in Drosophilidae. BMC Evolutionary Biology, manuscript submitted


First language: German; Foreign languages: English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (basic)

Teaching experience

Genetics, 50h course per year, for undergraduate students (Biology). University of Barcelona. Spain, December 2004, 2005 and 2006.


PostDoc-Fellowship of the french foreign ministry. June 2010 - June 2011

Collaboration scholarship from the University of Barcelona, January 2008 - May 2008

FI-IQUC Scholarship from the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonian Government). January 2004 - December 2007.

Erasmus European exchange scholarship, University of Konstanz, Germany - University of Barcelona, Spain, September 2001 - June 2002

Bilateral Exchange program scholarship, University of Konstanz, Germany - University College Cork, Ireland, September 2000 - June 2001