We are pleased to welcome Aude Bernheim as a new head of a G5 research group in our department.
Aude will lead the Molecular Diversity of Microbes unit.
Few words about Aude:
Aude is a microbiologist interested in how bacteria fight off their viruses. She did her PhD in the Pasteur Institute in Paris studying the evolution of CRISPR-Cas systems and her post-doc in the Weizmann Institute in Israël focusing on the discovery of novel prokaryotic immune systems. She’s also an activist for a more inclusive science.
Few words about Aude’s lab:
The MDM lab researches how bacteria fight their viruses, phages. Facing the abundance and diversity of their viruses, bacteria have developed multiple lines of defense. We are trying to understand evolutionary patterns and molecular mechanisms of these systems but also how to use them for medical applications. We work at several scales: from computational genomic analysis on thousands of prokaryotic genomes to experimental molecular genetics and diverse microbiology tools.
We are currently working on the ecology and evolution of anti-phage systems, their conservation with eukaryotic immune systems and how we can harness them for the fight against pathogens.
More at: https://mdmlab.fr/