Cherry360 : a program focusing on yeast cell environmental control

The Cherry360 program aimed to develop an imaging platform compatible with high-resolution live-cell imaging and yeast synthetic approaches. This projects reflects Cherry Biotech’s story and its deep rootedness in research labs. PI Damien Coudreuse met CEO-founder Jeremy Cramer while the later was developing a cutting-edge microfluidic heater/cooler for microscopy at the Institut Curie, Paris in 2013. Both realized that combining advanced technologies (especially microfluidics) to fundamental biology questions (especially the synthetic biology topic developed by Damien Coudreuse) could lead to breaking findings in the field. Supported by the French Brittany Region, they co-designed the Cherry360 program…results are pending!.

Publications

A drug-compatible and temperature-controlled microfluidic device for live-cell imaging.
Chen T, Gomez-Escoda B, Munoz-Garcia J, Babic J, Griscom L, Wu PY, Coudreuse D.
LEARN MORE (PDF) – Open Biol. 2016 Aug.

Visit the SyntheCell lab (click on the logo)

A microfluidic platform dedicated to yeast

Dr. Jérémy Cramer

Dr. Jérémy Cramer

CHERRY BIOTECH | FOUNDER & CEO

Julien Babic

Julien Babic

PhD student

Dr. Damien Coudreuse

Dr. Damien Coudreuse

SYNTHECELL | GROUP LEADER

CHERRY's roles

Together with Damien Coudreuse, Cherry co-supervised Julien Babic’s PhD work. In a unique environement offering microfabrication facilities, cutting-edge biological equipment and instrument manufacturing expertise, Julien could develop a microfluidic platform allowing long-time growth and observation of S. pombe cells. This systems allows both temperature control (including rapid shifts for TS mutant analyses) and medium perfusion (including rapid medium changes) while live-imaging cells with a confocal microscope.

This project has received funding from the French Brittany Region and support from ID2Santé.

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