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Name: Prof. Dr. Garcia del Portillo, Francisco
Address: Campus de Cantoblanco
Institution: Dep. Biotechnología Microbiana, Centro Nacional de Biotechnología
City: Madrid Zip: 28049
Country: Spain Phone: +34-91-585 4923


Research Topics:
My group studies at a molecular level host-pathogen interactions between intracellular bacterial pathogens and eukaryotic cells. Using the Gram-negative pathogen Salmonella as a model, we investigate the regulatory circuits that modulate the bacterial replication rate within the infected host cell. Genome-wide expression analyses are used to identify key factors, of both pathogen and host cell origin, which control growth, persistence or killing of intracellular Salmonella. Proteomics techniques are also applied to identify novel cell-surface proteins of the Gram-positive pathogen Listeria required for colonization of host eukaryotic cell


Organisms studied:
  • E. coli
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium


Special methods / technologies:
Non-gel proteomics, transcriptomics.


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