Raquel HURTADO-ORTIZ, chemist-bacteriologist, holds a PhD 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 PhD thesis. During her postdoctoral research (2009-2012) she worked at the Institut Pasteur, in the Mycobacterial Genetics Unit, analysing genes involved in the oxidative stress response during Tuberculosis infection. In 2013 she was appointed scientific project manager at the Biological Resource Centre of Institut Pasteur (CRBIP) in order to manage the European Infrastructure “MIRRI” (Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure) at national and institutional level. During the last 5 years, she has been an active participant in working groups within the MIRRI infrastructure and within the Research Ministry of France regarding ABS issues and the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. During the last two years she participated in the European cluster of ESFRI infrastructures EMBRIC, she was co-responsible of the Whole Genome Sequencing of bacterial strains housed in the Collection of Institut Pasteur (CIP) and leaded research projects focused on the description of novel bacterial species. Since December 1st 2017 she was appointed as the Head of the National Collection of Cultures of Microorganisms (CNCM).
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 […]
The RI-VIS project brings together thirteen European partners with the aim of raising the international profile of research infrastructures, and reaching out to new communities. Hear what the project partners have to say about their organisations and aspirations for the project.
International Depositary Authorities Meet in Mexico
On September 4 and 5, 2018, the Colección de Microorganismos del Centro Nacional de Recursos Genéticos (CM-CNRG), Tepatitlán de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico, hosted the second WIPO Meeting of Representatives of International Depositary Authorities (IDAs) under the Budapest Treaty. The event was organized by WIPO and CM-CNRG, an International Deposit Authority since 2015, in accordance with the Budapest Treaty.
The purpose of the event was to provide to IDAs a forum of discussion and exchange of experiences about administrative and technical aspects in the microorganism deposit process for industrial patent development and to finalize discussions on the amendment of the Code of Practice for IDAs following the preparatory work in the framework of the Budapest Treaty Electronic Forum.
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.
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.