Vishukumar Aimanianda received his Ph.D. from Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore University, India. He joined Pasteur Instiute in 2007, obtained faculty position as Assistant – Charge de recherche in 2010 and currently holding the position as Charge de recherche (Expert). His main research interests are fungal cell wall organization and host-pathogen interaction with focus on Aspergillus fumigatus and Cryptococcus neoformans.
MOOC Medical Mycology
Welcome to the fascinating world of fungi, agents of major infectious diseases! The MOOC is directed by Dea GARCIA-HERMOSO and Olivier LORTHOLARY Registration on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/medical-mycology/ At the end of this course, you will be […]
LabEx IBEID – Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Presentation The aim of the Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IBEID) project, coordinated by Professors Philippe Sansonetti and Pascale Cossart and currently coordinated by Carla Saleh and Philippe Bastin, is to develop a […]
FUNPOLYVAC – Exploring fungal cell-wall polysaccharides for immunotherapies
Interaction between host immunity and fungus starts with the fungal cell-wall (CW) contacting immune cell. Although this fungal CW is composed of a complex mixture of polysaccharides, their immunotherapeutic applications have been underexplored. The […]
ANR-DFG project : Proteome and polysaccharidome of Aspergillus fumigatus at early stage of infection
The project addresses the important unsanswered question : how can an airborne fungus become a human pathogen? Characterizing the infectious propagules (spores) in their dormant and early germinating stage is a key for the […]
Pathogenic Aspergillus: Interaction with innate immune cells
This project aims at comparing the pathogenesis of two Aspergillus species, A. fumigatus and A. flavus, which are the major aerial fungal pathogens in France and India. The focus of our project is to […]
Hydrophobin: functional amyloids from the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus
Proteins from the hydrophobin family are produced by filamentous fungi in a soluble form, which spontaneously self-assemble at air/water or hydrophobic/hydrophilic interfaces to produce amphipathic layers and accomplish their biological role. Hydrophobin layers consist […]
2023Kicking sleepers out of bed: Macrophages promote reactivation of dormant Cryptococcus neoformans by extracellular vesicle release and non-lytic exocytosis., PLoS Pathog 2023 Nov; 19(11): e1011841.
2023Small molecules restore azole activity against drug-tolerant and drug-resistant Candida isolates., mBio 2023 Jun; (): e0047923.
2023Humoral Immunity Against Aspergillus fumigatus., Mycopathologia 2023 Jun; (): 1-19.
2023Invasive aspergillosis in liver transplant recipients., Transpl Infect Dis 2023 Jun; 25(3): e14049.
2023Comparative proteome analysis identifies species-specific signature proteins in Aspergillus pathogens., Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2023 Jun; 107(12): 4025-4040.
2023Disseminated Cryptococcosis Following Eculizumab Therapy: Insight Into Pathogenesis., Open Forum Infect Dis 2023 Apr; 10(4): ofad159.
2023What Is New in Pulmonary Mucormycosis?, J Fungi (Basel) 2023 Feb; 9(3): .
2023Solid-state NMR molecular snapshots of Aspergillus fumigatus cell wall architecture during a conidial morphotype transition., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2023 Feb; 120(6): e2212003120.
2023Conidium Specific Polysaccharides in Aspergillus fumigatus., J Fungi (Basel) 2023 Jan; 9(2): .
2022Surfactant protein D inhibits growth, alters cell surface polysaccharide exposure and immune activation potential of Aspergillus fumigatus., Cell Surf 2022 Dec; 8(): 100072.
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