Elodie Couttenier is a PhD student both in the Fungal Biology and Pathogenicity Unit at Institut Pasteur and in the team Macromolecules and Microsystems in Biology and Medicine at Institut Curie. After an engineering school, she obtained a M2 in Biophysics and Soft Matter and then started a PhD at the interface between physics and biology. Benefiting from the plateform at Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, she is using microfluidic tools to study the filamentous growth of the fungus Candida albicans, and obtain a precise and mechanical characterization of the hyphal form.
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Candida albicans colonization of abiotic and biotic surfaces
Christophe D’Enfert (PI)
Biofilms formed by C. albicans on indwelling devices play a major role in the persistence of nosocomial infections, largely because of their elevated tolerance to antifungals. The Fungal Biology and Pathogenicity Unit at Institut […]