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Melanie Gettings, PhD
freelance scientific editor

About Me

During my seven years as a young British scientist in French laboratories, I was often asked to correct my French colleagues' scientific manuscripts. Over the years, I realised how much pleasure I took in perfecting my work  — editing fluently and accurately, even to the extent of rearranging structure and ideas to offer scientific feedback.  So, inspired by my happy experience of scientific writing and editing, I became a freelance scientific editor, filling the gap in the practice and dissemination of scientific results and knowledge.


My curriculum

  • 2020 Febuary - Today Scientific editor at L'INSERM, Paris
  • 2013 - Today Independant scientific editor
  • 2011-2012 Post doctorat in Magali Suzanne's team, LBCMCP - CBI Toulouse, on The Apoptotic Force Generation during Drosophila epithelial morphogenesis.
  • 2004-2008 PhD in Stéphane Noselli's team, iBV Nice,
    on The role of JNK signalling in cell reprogramming during Drosophila epithelial morphogenesis
Melanie Gettings

Publications from my PhD and post-doctorat years (2004-2012)

Monier B, Gettings M, Gay G, Mangeat T, Schott S, Guarner A, Suzanne M. [The last surge of dying cells, a key stage during the tissular morphogenesis]. Med Sci (Paris). 2015 May;31(5):475-7. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20153105005. Epub 2015 Jun 9. French. PubMed PMID: 26059294.
Gettings M*, Monier B*, Gay G, Mangeat T, Schott S, Guarner A, Suzanne M. Apico-basal forces exerted by apoptotic cells drive epithelium folding. Nature. 2015 Feb 12;518(7538):245-8. doi: 10.1038/nature14152. Epub 2015 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 25607361.
Gettings M, Noselli S. Mixer Cell formation during dorsal closure: a new developmental model of JNK-dependent natural cell reprogramming in Drosophila. Fly (Austin). 2011 Oct-Dec;5(4):327-32. doi: 10.4161/fly.5.4.16354. Epub 2011 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 21654210.
Gettings M*, Serman F*, Rousset R, Bagnerini P, Almeida L, Noselli S. JNK signalling controls remodelling of the segment boundary through cell reprogramming during Drosophila morphogenesis. PLoS Biol. 2010 Jun 8;8(6):e1000390. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000390. PubMed PMID: 20543996; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2882433.
Rousset R, Bono-Lauriol S, Gettings M, Suzanne M, Spéder P, Noselli S. The Drosophila serine protease homologue Scarface regulates JNK signalling in a negative-feedback loop during epithelial morphogenesis. Development. 2010 Jul;137(13):2177-86. doi: 10.1242/dev.050781. PubMed PMID: 20530545.