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Biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in Central Venous Catheter. Bacteria are stained in yellow and blood cells in red.
Laboratory

Genetics of Biofilms

Research

new Post-doctoral position available on the role of Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) of bacterial origin in bacteria-bacteria and bacteria -host interactions (see “Jobs” section below)

 

Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that interact with surfaces, and are known to display unique properties that differentiate them from free-floating, individual microorganisms. While biofilms are widespread and play many positive roles in all environments, they are also difficult to eradicate when adhered to surfaces in medical and industrial settings.interestsv3-copie.pngWe use genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and various in vitro and in vivo biofilm models to better understand biofilm-associated functions used by commensal and pathogenic bacteria. We also attempt to translate our fundamental approaches into relevant anti-biofilm strategies in collaboration with clinicians and industrial partners.

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Contact

Prof. Jean-Marc GHIGO

Phone: +33 (0)1 40 61 34 18
Email:  jean-marc.ghigo[ @ ] pasteur.fr

Secretary

Mrs Pascale SITBON

Phone: +33 (0)1 40 61 38 19 (morning only)
Email:  pascale.sitbon [ @ ] pasteur.fr

Address of the Laboratory

Genetics of Biofilms Laboratory
Department of Microbiology
Duclaux Bldg, Fourneau wing, R+2
25-28 Rue du Docteur Roux
75015, Paris
France

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