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© J.M. Ghigo (Institut Pasteur) and Brigite Arbeille (LBC-ME. Faculté de Médecine de Tours)
Colorized scanning electron microscopy of an E. coli biofilm developing on a glass surface
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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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Prof. Jean-Marc GHIGO

  • Email: jmghigo [@] pasteur.fr
  • Phone: + 33 (0)1 40 61 34 18

Mrs Pascale SITBON (secretary)

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

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INSTITUT PASTEUR Prof. Jean-Marc GHIGO Genetics of Biofilms Laboratory Duclaux Bldg, Fourneau wing, R+2 28 Rue du Docteur Roux 75724 Paris Cedex 15 FRANCE INSTITUT PASTEUR Prof. Jean-Marc GHIGO Unité de Génétique des Biofilms Bat. Duclaux , aile Fourneau, 2ème étage 28 Rue du Docteur Roux 75724 Paris Cedex 15 FRANCE

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