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Laboratory Junior Group (G5)

Microbial Morphogenesis and Growth


Our lab is interested in how bacteria control their shape and size during growth. We also study how bacteria coordinate general physiology with shape. For example, how do bacteria ‘know’ in a certain nutrient environment at what rate they have to expand their cell envelope to make space for intracellular protein, DNA, etc. ? How do they know when to divide, and when to undergo a transition into dormancy?  Our lab addresses these questions with combined techniques from physics, engineering, and molecular biology.  In particular, we are using state-of-the art fluorescence microscopy, quantitative image analysis, and modeling to decipher how bacteria organize in space and time.

Group photo September 2015
Summer 2015. From left to right: Elisa, Noémie, Athanasios, Sven, Efi (Efthymia), Eva. 




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Lab News

October 19 2015 – Sven receives an Emergences grant from the City of Paris. 
October 12 2015 – After an excursion to the iGEM competition Antoine returns for his PhD under joint supervision in the Synthetic biology lab and in our lab. Welcome back!
October 9 2015 – Sven receives ERC starting grant
October 1 2015 – Together with Paolo Pierobon, Jeanette Nguyen, and Chiara Fracassi, Sven teaches a course on the Dynamics of Living Systems within the Master program of the Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire



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Sven van Teeffelen
email: sven_at_pasteur_dot_fr
phone : +33 (0)1 45 68 80 16

Florence Dumonteil (assistante)
phone : +33 (0)1 45 68 87 99

Institut Pasteur
Laboratory of Microbial Morphogenesis and Growth
Bâtiment 26 François Jacob (2e étage)
28, rue du Docteur Roux
75724 Paris Cedex 15