Guillaume Fournier is a postdoctoral fellow working on Influenza virus in Dr Naffakh’s team, unit of “Molecular Genetics of RNA viruses” at Institut Pasteur (Paris). After his graduation in Veterinary Medicine, He did his PhD in Veterinary Sciences on Cyprinid Herpesvirus-3, an emerging carp disease, in the immunology-vaccinology department of the University of Liege, Belgium. He worked on both fundamental and applied aspects: demonstration of the viral portal of entry in fish, study of fish innate immune response, investigation of antiviral compounds and vaccine development. He is presently doing a 3-year post-doctorate on Influenza virus since 2013. He is involved in different research topics: characterization of avian flu viruses’ adaptive mutations to mammal host, interactions between viral and cellular proteins and viral splicing regulation.
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2014Recruitment of RED-SMU1 complex by Influenza A Virus RNA polymerase to control Viral mRNA splicing, PLoS Pathog. 2014 Jun;10(6):e1004164.
2012Feeding Cyprinus carpio with infectious materials mediates cyprinid herpesvirus 3 entry through infection of pharyngeal periodontal mucosa, Vet. Res. 2012;43:6.
2011Skin mucus of Cyprinus carpio inhibits cyprinid herpesvirus 3 binding to epidermal cells, Vet. Res. 2011;42:92.
2010Cyprinid herpesvirus 3, Emerging Infect. Dis. 2010 Dec;16(12):1835-43.
2008Cloning of the koi herpesvirus genome as an infectious bacterial artificial chromosome demonstrates that disruption of the thymidine kinase locus induces partial attenuation in Cyprinus carpio koi, J. Virol. 2008 May;82(10):4955-64.