Claude Gérard

Post-doctoral fellow

Unité de Chronobiologie Théorique
Faculté des Sciences
Campus Plaine, C.P. 231
Université Libre de Bruxelles
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: (32) 02 6505817
Fax: (32) 02 6505767

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  • Bioingénieur en Biotechnologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2005
  • PhD, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2009
  • Complementary Master in Management, SBS-EM (ULB), 2011

    Research Interests

  • Links between the cell cycle and the circadian clock

    List of publications


  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2016) Dynamics of the mammalian cell cycle in physiological and pathological conditions. WIREs Syst. Biol. Med. 8: 140-56. doi: 10.1002/wsbm.1325. Epub 2015 Nov 27.


  • Goldbeter A, Gérard C (2015) From simple to complex oscillatory behavior in cellular regulatory systems. In: Engineering Chemical Complexity II. World Scientific Lecture Notes in Complex Systems, Vol. 12, pp. 1-21 (A Mikhailov and G Ertl, Eds.). World Scientific, Singapore.


  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2014) The balance between cell cycle arrest and cell proliferation: control by the extracellular matrix and by contact inhibition. Interface Focus 4: 20130075. (pdf available in open access at


  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2012) The cell cycle is a limit cycle. Math. Mod. Nat. Phenom. 7 (in press).
  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2012) From quiescence to proliferation : Cdk oscillations drive the mammalian cell cycle. Front. Physio. 3: 413.
  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2012) Entrainment of the mammalian cell cycle by the circadian clock : Modeling two coupled cellular rhythms. PLoS Comput. Biol. 8(5): e1002516.
  • Gérard C, Gonze D, Goldbeter A (2012) Effect of positive feedback loops on the robustness of oscillations in the network of cyclin-dependent kinases driving the mammalian cell cycle. FEBS J. 279, 3411-3431. doi: 10.111/j.1742-4658.2012.08585.x.
  • Goldbeter A, Gérard C, Gonze D, Leloup J-C, Dupont G (2012) Systems biology of cellular rhythms. FEBS Lett. 586, 2955-2965.


  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2011) From simple to complex patterns of oscillatory behavior in a model for the mammalian cell cycle containing multiple oscillatory circuits. Chaos 20, 045109. [pdf file]


  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2010) A skeleton model for the network of cyclin-dependent kinases driving the mammalian cell cycle. R Soc J Interface Focus 1, 24-35.
  • Goldbeter A, Gérard C, Leloup J-C (2010) Biologie des systèmes et rythmes cellulaires. Médecine/Sciences 26, 49-56. [Abstract] [pdf file]


  • Gérard C, Goldbeter A (2009) Temporal self-organization of the cyclin/Cdk network driving the mammalian cell cycle. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106, 21643-21648. [Abstract] [pdf file] [Supporting Information]
  • Gérard C, Gonze D, Goldbeter A (2009) Dependence of the period on the rate of protein degradation in minimal models for circadian oscillations. Phil Tran Royal Soc A 367, 4665-4683. [Abstract] [pdf file]

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