Research scientist.


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  • Chargé de Recherche, CNRS, GReD, Clermont-Ferrand, 2018- , équipe Probst/Tatout
  • Chargé de Recherche, CNRS, GReD, Clermont-Ferrand, 2012-18, équipe White/Gallego
  • Post-doctorant, GReD, Clermont-Ferrand, 2008-12, équipe White/Gallego
  • Ph.D, LBMC, ENS Lyon, 2003-07, équipe Dr Eric Gilson




  • 2021
    • Y. Huang, S. Sicar, J. Ramirez-Prado, D. Manza-Mianza, J. Antunez-Sanchez, R. Brik-Chaouche, N. Rodriguez-Granados, J. An, C. Bergounioux, M. Mahfouz, H. Hirt, M. Crespi, L. Concia, F. Barneche, S. Amiard, A. Probst, J. Gutierrez-Marcos, F. Ariel, C. Raynaud, D. Latrasse and M. Benhamed, “Polycomb-dependent differential chromatin compartmentalization determines gene coregulation in Arabidopsis.”, Genome Res., 2021.
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
    • V. Muchova, S. Amiard, I. Mozgova, M. Dvorackova, M. Gallego, C. White and J. Fajkus, “Homology-dependent repair is involved in 45S rDNA loss in plant CAF-1 mutants.”, Plant J., vol. 81 (2) , pp. 198–209, 2015.
    • P. Merle, M. Gueugneau, M. Teulade-Fichou, M. Muller-Barthelemy, S. Amiard, E. Chautard, C. Guetta, V. Dedieu, Y. Communal, J. Mergny, M. Gallego, C. White, P. Verrelle and A. Tchirkov, “Highly efficient radiosensitization of human glioblastoma and lung cancer cells by a G-quadruplex DNA binding compound.”, Scientific reports, vol. 5 , pp. 16255, 2015.
  • 2014
    • S. Amiard, M. Olivier, E. Allain, K. Choi, R. Smith-Unna, I. Henderson, C. White and M. Gallego, “Telomere stability and development of ctc1 mutants are rescued by inhibition of EJ recombination pathways in a telomerase-dependent manner.”, Nucleic Acids Res., vol. 42 (19) , pp. 11979–91, 2014.
    • P. Kalhorzadeh, Z. Hu, T. Cools, S. Amiard, E. Willing, N. De Winne, K. Gevaert, G. De Jaeger, K. Schneeberger, C. White and L. De Veylder, “Arabidopsis thaliana RNase H2 deficiency counteracts the needs for the WEE1 checkpoint kinase but triggers genome instability.”, Plant Cell, vol. 26 (9) , pp. 3680–92, 2014.
    • S. Amiard, O. Da Ines, M. Gallego and C. White, “Responses to telomere erosion in plants.”, PLoS ONE, vol. 9 (1) , pp. e86220, 2014.
  • 2013
  • 2012
    • W. Wei, Z. Ba, M. Gao, Y. Wu, Y. Ma, S. Amiard, C. White, J. Rendtlew Danielsen, Y. Yang and Y. Qi, “A role for small RNAs in DNA double-strand break repair.”, Cell, vol. 149 (1) , pp. 101–12, 2012.
    • A. Poulet, S. Pisano, C. Faivre-Moskalenko, B. Pei, Y. Tauran, Z. Haftek-Terreau, F. Brunet, Y. Le Bihan, M. Ledu, F. Montel, N. Hugo, S. Amiard, F. Argoul, A. Chaboud, E. Gilson and M. Giraud-Panis, “The N-terminal domains of TRF1 and TRF2 regulate their ability to condense telomeric DNA.”, Nucleic Acids Res., vol. 40 (6) , pp. 2566–76, 2012.
  • 2011
  • 2010
    • S. Amiard, C. Charbonnel, E. Allain, A. Depeiges, C. White and M. Gallego, “Distinct roles of the ATR kinase and the Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 complex in the maintenance of chromosomal stability in Arabidopsis.”, Plant Cell, vol. 22 (9) , pp. 3020–33, 2010.
    • J. Ye, C. Lenain, S. Bauwens, A. Rizzo, A. Saint-Leger, A. Poulet, D. Benarroch, F. Magdinier, J. Morere, S. Amiard, E. Verhoeyen, S. Britton, P. Calsou, B. Salles, A. Bizard, M. Nadal, E. Salvati, L. Sabatier, Y. Wu, A. Biroccio, A. Londono-Vallejo, M. Giraud-Panis and E. Gilson, “TRF2 and apollo cooperate with topoisomerase 2alpha to protect human telomeres from replicative damage.”, Cell, vol. 142 (2) , pp. 230–42, 2010.
    • I. Ourliac-Garnier, A. Poulet, R. Charif, S. Amiard, F. Magdinier, K. Rezai, E. Gilson, M. Giraud-Panis and S. Bombard, “Platination of telomeric DNA by cisplatin disrupts recognition by TRF2 and TRF1.”, Journal of biological inorganic chemistry : JBIC : a publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 15 (5) , pp. 641–54, 2010.
  • 2009
    • A. Poulet, R. Buisson, C. Faivre-Moskalenko, M. Koelblen, S. Amiard, F. Montel, S. Cuesta-Lopez, O. Bornet, F. Guerlesquin, T. Godet, J. Moukhtar, F. Argoul, A. Declais, D. Lilley, S. Ip, S. West, E. Gilson and M. Giraud-Panis, “TRF2 promotes, remodels and protects telomeric Holliday junctions.”, EMBO J., vol. 28 (6) , pp. 641–51, 2009.
  • 2007
    • S. Amiard, M. Doudeau, S. Pinte, A. Poulet, C. Lenain, C. Faivre-Moskalenko, D. Angelov, N. Hug, A. Vindigni, P. Bouvet, J. Paoletti, E. Gilson and M. Giraud-Panis, “A topological mechanism for TRF2-enhanced strand invasion.”, Nature structural & molecular biology, vol. 14 (2) , pp. 147–54, 2007.
  • 2006
    • C. Lenain, S. Bauwens, S. Amiard, M. Brunori, M. Giraud-Panis and E. Gilson, “The Apollo 5' exonuclease functions together with TRF2 to protect telomeres from DNA repair.”, Current biology : CB, vol. 16 (13) , pp. 1303–10, 2006.