Deputy Director
Jean-Marc Ghigo


The research carried out in the Microbiology Department focuses on various microorganisms (bacteria and archaea) and their viruses as model systems to characterize, at molecular level, functions enabling them to interact with their environment and, in some cases, cause disease.

The Microbiology Department includes 15 entities distributed in 7 buildings located on both sides of the Institut Pasteur campus: 9 research units, 2 G5 groups, 3 laboratories and 2 collections. 3 entities also host (or are associated to) a  National Reference Center and 2 are WHO Collaborating Center. 


An important asset of the Department of Microbiology lies in its wide range of expertise and the diversity of its experimental approaches to develop fundamental research and investigate the mechanisms of bacterial pathogenicity. These studies  improve our understanding of bacterial and archea’s lifestyle and contribute to new therapies or new diagnostic tools for treating bacterial infections. They also create opportunities for national and international interactions via the establishment of productive scientific collaborations.


Scientific Animations of the Department of Microbiology

Departmental Seminars: Organized on a weekly basis,  national and international speakers are invited to present their latest results and discuss with scientists of the Department


Jour,al.clubJournal Club of Microbiology: Bi-monthly,  recent papers or hot topics are presented by members of the Department.


1.2theseHalf Thesis Committee: An opportunity for the PhD students of the Department to present their results and get scientific feedback at midway in heir thesis.




Pictures & Media

Departmental Days Saint Brévin mai 2015