Julien graduated with a BTS in Biotechnology from “Ecole Nationale de Chimie Physique Biologie-Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes” in his native Paris. He then moved to the University of Central Lancashire in the UK, where he joined the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Biochemistry and graduated in 1998. Following an MSc in Applied Biomolecular Technology (with distinction) at the University of Nottingham, UK, Julien started his PhD at Cranfield University, studying genomic alterations in Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer. Julien then followed his interest in translational cancer research and joined the laboratory of Professor James G Herman, working in collaboration with Professor William Westra, at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Centre in Baltimore, USA. His research focused on the epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes in precursor lesions of lung adenocarcinoma. During that time Julien developed a strong interest in Wnt signaling and, for his second postdoctoral position, he joined the laboratory of Dr Mariann Bienz at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, working in collaboration with Dr David Komander on the biochemical and structural properties of the deubiquitylating enzyme TRABID. In June 2013 Julien began a Lectureship in Cellular Biochemistry in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK.
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