Mennat El Ghalid is a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology and Pathogenicity Unit. She gained her Master degree from the Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) working on the characterization of the mechanisms determining the co-expression of effector genes in the plant pathogenic fungus Leptosphaeria maculans. She has completed her PhD, working on the identification of the compounds secret by tomato roots that elicit chemotropic growth in the soilborne pathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum at the Universidad de Cordoba and under the supervision of Pr. Antonio Di Pietro and Dr. David Turra. She joined the Biology and Pathogenicity Unit at the Institut Pasteur headed by Pr. Christophe d’Enfert to determine the 3D structure and the cellular localization of 9 GPI-anchored proteins involved in biofilm formation in Candida albicans.