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Besides their major role in many infectious diseases, bacteria also serve as models to understand fundamental biological mechanisms. The research performed in the Department of Microbiology mainly focuses on the molecular characterization of functions that enable bacteria to interact with their environment and, in some cases, to cause diseases.

The scientists of the Department of Microbiology study, at the cellular and molecular levels, numerous bacteria and Archaea (and their viruses), taking them as model systems to analyze fundamental biological processes. They also focus on the mechanisms that render some of these microorganisms virulent and enable them to evade the host immune system, or to develop resistance to antibiotics. For these studies, the scientists of the Department of Microbiology possess a wide range of expertise and use diverse experimental approaches. These studies not only improve our understanding of the life cycle of these microorganisms, but also constitute a prerequisite for the development of new therapies or new diagnostic tools that can be used to treat or prevent bacterial infections.

The Department of Microbiology includes 14 teams: 10 research teams, 2 junior groups (G5) and 2 collections. Three entities also host a National Reference Center and 2 are WHO Collaborating Centers. In addition, several research teams from other departments (Genomes & Genetics, Structural Biology and Chemistry and Infection & Epidemiology) are affiliated to the Department of Microbiology. The department also hosts a joint research entity with the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) – ERL6002.

 

Events

Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Maria Vittoria Mazzuoli : Fitness cost of antibiotic susceptibility during bacterial infection

Roux, D et al., 2015, Sci. Transl. Med. Vol 7 (297), 297ra114,  DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aab1621

2017-04-25 11:00:00 2017-04-25 12:00:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Maria Vittoria Mazzuoli : Fitness cost of antibiotic susceptibility during bacterial infection Roux, D et al., 2015, Sci. Transl. Med. Vol 7 (297), 297ra114,  DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aab1621 Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

“A novel mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Gram-positive pathogens” By Andrew EDWARDS – Microbiology Departement Seminar

Andrew M. Edwards PhD Lecturer in Molecular Bacteriology MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection Flowers Building Imperial College London Abstract : Daptomycin is a bactericidal antibiotic of last resort for serious drug-resistant staphylococcal […]

2017-04-28 11:30:00 2017-04-28 13:00:00 Europe/London “A novel mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Gram-positive pathogens” By Andrew EDWARDS – Microbiology Departement Seminar Andrew M. Edwards PhD Lecturer in Molecular Bacteriology MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection Flowers Building Imperial College London Abstract : Daptomycin is a bactericidal antibiotic of last resort for serious drug-resistant staphylococcal […] Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Christa Ivanova

2017-05-02 11:00:00 2017-05-02 12:00:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Christa Ivanova Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

“Comprehensive study of new virulent bacteriophages: From transcriptomic and mechanistic characterisations towards evolutionary perspectives” by Anne CHEVALLEREAU

Soutenance de Thèse Doctorat de l’Université Sorbonne Paris Cité Ecole doctorale Bio Sorbonne Paris Cité (ED157) sous la direction de Laurent Debarbieux Biologie Moléculaire du Gène chez les Extrêmophiles   Contact : Anne Chevallereau (anne.chevallereau@pasteur.fr)

2017-05-19 14:00:00 2017-05-19 18:00:00 Europe/London “Comprehensive study of new virulent bacteriophages: From transcriptomic and mechanistic characterisations towards evolutionary perspectives” by Anne CHEVALLEREAU Soutenance de Thèse Doctorat de l’Université Sorbonne Paris Cité Ecole doctorale Bio Sorbonne Paris Cité (ED157) sous la direction de Laurent Debarbieux Biologie Moléculaire du Gène chez les Extrêmophiles   Contact : Anne Chevallereau (anne.chevallereau@pasteur.fr) Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

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Departmental Days Beauval March 2017

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Departmental Days Saint Brévin May 2015