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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 16 teams: 11 research teams, 2 junior groups (G5), 1 laboratory University Paris Diderot, 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.

 

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Department of Microbiology, co-organized with Cell Biology & Infection “Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: The Tales of Bacterial Effectors”, by Prof. Kim ORTH

Building: CJF – Room: Auditorium Centre François Jacob – Address: 25 Rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris, France
2018-05-25 11:30:00 2018-05-25 12:30:00 Europe/Paris Department of Microbiology, co-organized with Cell Biology & Infection “Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: The Tales of Bacterial Effectors”, by Prof. Kim ORTH My lab is interested in elucidating the activity of virulence factors from pathogenic bacteria so that we can gain novel molecular insights into eukaryotic signaling systems. The marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus is the worldwide […] 25 Rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris, France

Modeling the Mammalian Microbiota Host Superorganism – www.mam-2018.org

Building: Centre d'Information Scientifique – Room: Main Auditorium – Address: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
2018-10-15 09:00:00 2018-10-16 19:00:00 Europe/Paris Modeling the Mammalian Microbiota Host Superorganism – www.mam-2018.org It is now well recognized that the microbiota plays an important role in the development, immunity and physiology of its mammalian host. Considerable progress has been made in identifying microbes and microbial metabolites that […] Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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Departmental Days Beauval March 2017

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Departmental Days Saint Brévin May 2015