Filippo DEL BENE
Directeur de recherche
ED158 - 3C


The optic tectum has emerged as a tractable visuomotor transformer, in which anatomical and functional studies can allow a better understanding of how behavior is controlled by neuronal circuits. We...

Biographie / Publications

Positions and education


2010-present      Junior Group Leader at Institute Curie, Department of Genetics and Developmental biology Paris, CR1 INSERM

2005-2010            Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Prof. Herwig Baier, in the department of Physiology, UC San Francisco

2004-2005           Postdoctoral Fellow at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

2000-2004           Ph.D. student at EMBL, Laboratory of Prof. Jochen Wittbrodt Heidelberg, Germany

1999-2000            Master thesis at the University of Bologna, Italy


Honors and Awards

2012                       ERC starting grant

2012                      Ville de Paris Programme EMERGENCES (declined)

2010                      ATIP/AVENIR Grant from CNRS-INSERM

2008                      Sandler Postdoctoral Fellowship

2005                      HFSP long-term postdoctoral fellowship

2005                      EMBO long-term postdoctoral fellowship (declined)

2001                      Company of Biologists traveling fellowship

2000                      EMBL Ph.D. student fellowship Funding for graduate research


Editorial Activity

Accademic editor for PlosONE and Frontiers in Neurosciences

Ad hoc reviewer for Plos One, Plos Biology, Plos Genetics, Frontiers in Neurosciences, PNAS, Current Biology, Embo Journal.