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and thus enhance the development of a European Research Area for PathoGenoMics .


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Name: Dr. Charbit, Alain
Address: 156, rue de Vaugirard
Institution: Faculté de Médecine René Descartes, Inserm, U570
City: Paris Zip: 75015
Country: France Phone: 33 1 - 40 61 53 76
    Fax: 33 1 - 40 61 55 92


Research Topics:
The general objective of our team is to understand the molecular bases of the intracellular parasitism and dissemination of intracellular human pathogenic bacteria, using Listeria monocytogenes and Francisella tularensis, as model organisms. We combine genetic, genomic, bioinformatic and cellular biology approaches to identify the bacterial "attributes" allowing these bacteria to multiply in the infected host, to disseminate from their port of entry and to cross physiological barriers.The two projects benefit from the availibility of several cellular and animal models. In addition, the genomes of both pathogens have been sequenced.


Organisms studied:
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Listeria monocytogenes


Special methods / technologies:
Genetic (random, targeted), genomic and bioinformatic approaches. The two projects benefit from the availibility of several cellular and animal models.


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
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