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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.

 

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Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Christiane Brenner

Hexokinase Is an Innate Immune Receptor for the Detection of Bacterial Peptidoglycan (Wolf et al., 2016, Cell, Vol 166, DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.076)

2017-05-30 11:00:00 2017-05-30 12:00:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Christiane Brenner Hexokinase Is an Innate Immune Receptor for the Detection of Bacterial Peptidoglycan (Wolf et al., 2016, Cell, Vol 166, DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.076) Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

“Analyse métabolomique : enjeux technologiques et applications biomédicales” by Christophe JUNOT – MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

Christophe JUNOT Laboratoire d’Etudes du Métabolisme des Médicaments CEA – SACLAY L’activité du Laboratoire d’Etudes du Métabolisme des Médicaments (LEMM) repose sur le développement de techniques de chimie analytique (immunoanalyse et spectrométrie de masse), […]

2017-06-02 11:30:00 2017-06-02 00:45:00 Europe/London “Analyse métabolomique : enjeux technologiques et applications biomédicales” by Christophe JUNOT – MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR Christophe JUNOT Laboratoire d’Etudes du Métabolisme des Médicaments CEA – SACLAY L’activité du Laboratoire d’Etudes du Métabolisme des Médicaments (LEMM) repose sur le développement de techniques de chimie analytique (immunoanalyse et spectrométrie de masse), […] Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

“Biosynthesis, role(s) and regulation of the PI-2b pilus in the hypervirulent ST-17 clone of Streptococcus agalactiae” by Noémi Réka Szili

Doctorat de l’Université Paris Diderot Ecole Doctorale BioSPC (562) Sous la Direction de Shaynoor Dramsi Unité de Biologie des Bactéries Pathogènes à Gram-positif

2017-06-07 14:30:00 2017-06-07 16:00:00 Europe/London “Biosynthesis, role(s) and regulation of the PI-2b pilus in the hypervirulent ST-17 clone of Streptococcus agalactiae” by Noémi Réka Szili Doctorat de l’Université Paris Diderot Ecole Doctorale BioSPC (562) Sous la Direction de Shaynoor Dramsi Unité de Biologie des Bactéries Pathogènes à Gram-positif Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

Department of Microbiology – Seminar by Mart Krupovic

2017-06-09 11:30:00 2017-06-09 12:30:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar by Mart Krupovic Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Claire Vit

2017-06-13 11:00:00 2017-06-13 12:00:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Claire Vit Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

Department of Microbiology – Seminar by Nalini Ramarao, INRA Jouy-en-Josas

2017-06-16 11:30:00 2017-06-16 12:30:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar by Nalini Ramarao, INRA Jouy-en-Josas Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Jenny Lee Thomassin

2017-06-27 11:00:00 2017-06-27 12:00:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar “Journal Club” by Jenny Lee Thomassin Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

Department of Microbiology – Seminar by Jason Paxman, University of Melbourne (Australia)

2017-07-07 11:30:00 2017-07-07 12:30:00 Europe/London Department of Microbiology – Seminar by Jason Paxman, University of Melbourne (Australia) Institut Pasteur, Rue du Docteur Roux, Paris, France

Save the date: “Challenges and new concepts in antibiotics research” under the umbrella of the LabEx IBEID

 Please visit the website of the conference for further information: http://www.amr-2018.org/

2018-03-19 09:00:00 2018-03-21 18:00:00 Europe/London Save the date: “Challenges and new concepts in antibiotics research” under the umbrella of the LabEx IBEID  Please visit the website of the conference for further information: http://www.amr-2018.org/ 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