Since 2018, Dr. Raquel Hurtado-Ortiz is the Head of the National Biobank of Microorganisms (CNCM), an International Depositary Authority (IDA), which holds microorganisms and cell lines deposited for purposes of French and international patent procedures, within the framework of the Budapest Treaty and sponsored by the French Institute of Industrial Property. She is a chemist-bacteriologist-parasitologist and holds a master and a PhD degree in Immunology from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. During her master and doctoral studies (2002-2008), she was professor of histology and microbiology at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and she worked analysing the immune response during mycobacterial infections in a murine model during her master and PhD thesis. During her postdoctoral research (2010-2012) she worked at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, in the Mycobacterial Genetics Unit, analysing genes involved in the oxidative stress response during the Tuberculosis infection. She worked as scientific project manager at the Biological Resource Centre of the Institut Pasteur (CRBIP) and was co-leader of the whole-bacterial-genome sequencing project for the Collection of the Institut Pasteur (CIP), where she also carried-out research projects focused on the description of new bacterial species (2013-2017). During the last four years, she has been an active participant in working groups within the Research Ministry of France regarding Access and Benefit-Sharing issues and the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and she is an active member of the Budapest Treaty Forum, coordinated by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). She is a member of the Advisory Board of the European project “RI-VIS”, member of the National Coordinators Forum of the European Research Infrastructure for Microbial biobanks (MIRRI) and member of the Digital Sequence Information (DSI) Scientific Network.
Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI-ERIC)
The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) is the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure for the preservation, systematic investigation, provision and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity. It currently brings together 50+ microbial domain Biological Resource […]
IS_MIRRI21 – Implementation and Sustainability of Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure for the 21st century
IS_MIRRI21 commenced in February 2020, which was officialised by the successful Kick-Off Meeting conducted on the 25th and 26th of March, 2020 under the coordination of University of Minho (UMINHO) from Portugal. This European […]
Expanding research infrastructure visibility to strengthen strategic partnerships (RI-VIS)
European and global research infrastructures (RIs) provide facilities and resources to support excellence and innovation, delivering socio-economic value by raising skills, advancing knowledge and technology and its exploitation, and driving new development and construction. […]
EMBRIC- European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster
EMBRIC is designed to propose integrated multidisciplinary value chains of services for the exploration of marine bioresources and their sustainable exploitation as sources of biomolecules and/or as whole organisms for food. The cluster unites […]
DGA/Rapid project: ANVBIS
The project aims at bringing technologically innovative solutions for the preparation, storage, standardization, and distribution of biological materials and their derivatives at room temperature. Participants: – The company Imagene – EPV (Emergence of viral […]
Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure
MIRRI is a pan-European distributed research infrastructure in its Preparatory Phase which aims to support research and development in the field of biotechnology. Currently, more than 40 public culture collections and research institutes from […]
2019Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol within the Collection of Institut Pasteur, Access Microbiol. 2019 Jan doi: 10.1099/acmi.0.000008 .
2018Isolation by Miniaturized Culture Chip of an Antarctic bacterium sp. with antimicrobial and anthelmintic activity, Biotechnol Rep (Amst) 2018 Dec;20:e00281.
2018Le rôle des Centres de Ressources Biologiques : un outil d’excellence pour la recherche en microbiologie, Précis de Bactériologie Clinique. 3e édition. Ed ESKA, 2018, 467-471.
2018Mycobacterial biomaterials and resources for researchers, Pathog Dis. 2018 Jun 1;76(4).
2017Psychrobacter pasteurii and Psychrobacter piechaudii sp. nov., two novel species within the genus Psychrobacter., Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017 Sep; 67(9): 3192-3197.
2014Public biobanks: calculation and recovery of costs, Sci Transl Med 2014 Nov;6(261):261fs45.
2013High throughput phenotypic selection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis mutants with impaired resistance to reactive oxygen species identifies genes important for intracellular growth, PLoS ONE 2013;8(1):e53486.
2009Differences in virulence and immune response induced in a murine model by isolates of Mycobacterium ulcerans from different geographic areas, Clin. Exp. Immunol. 2009 Aug;157(2):271-81.
2004In situ analysis of lung antigen-presenting cells during murine pulmonary infection with virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Int J Exp Pathol 2004 Jun;85(3):135-45.