Iryna Denega is a PhD student in the Fungal Biology and Pathogenicity Unit headed by Christophe d’Enfert. She is involved in 2 projects: the principal one focuses on the investigation of regulatory networks of chlamydospores formation in Candida albicans, and the second project concerns persister cells formation in this fungal pathogen. After obtaining her Master degree in Biochemistry at the National University of Lviv (Ukraine) in 2012, Iryna worked in at the Institute of Cell Biology NASU on studying glucose sensing mechanism of the methylotrophic yeast Ogataea (Hansenula) polymorpha. Before starting her PhD training, she worked for a year at the University of Saarland on development of commercial strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Candida albicans colonization of abiotic and biotic surfaces
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 […]
Regulation of Candida albicans morphogenesis
The Fungal Biology and Pathogenicity Unit at Institut Pasteur is interested in the regulation of the yeast-to-hypha transition in C. albicans because of its role in biofilm formation and, more generally, in virulence. While […]