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Name: Dr. Gorvel, Jean-Pierre
Institution: Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy
City: Marseille Zip: 13288
Country: France Phone: +33 (0)4 91 26 94 18
    Fax: +33 (0)4 91 26 94 30


Research Topics:
Our aim is to understand how intracellular pathogenic bacteria reach their replication niche and what are the consequences on the immune system. During the past four years, we have mainly been interested in studying the host cell-bacteria interactions of Brucella and Salmonella. In Salmonella, the vacuole maturation steps have been detailed. Our research project is focused on effectors, which are important for the intracellular positioning and for the membrane dynamics of the Salmonella vacuole. We established that Brucella escapes from the endocytic pathway to interact with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and generate an ER-derived niche permissive for bacterial replication in macrophages. Our goal is to identify and characterize the role of bacterial molecules, which are important for the control of the vacuole maturation and for preventing immune recognition.


Organisms studied:
  • Brucella
  • Salmonellae


Special methods / technologies:
Confocal, video and 2-photon microscopy, crystallography, protein purification and interaction


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
RNAi platform for studying the role of identified bacterial (Brucella and Salmonella) effector proteins.
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