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


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Name: Dr. Hechard, Yann
Address: 40 avenue du Recteur Pineau
Institution: UFR Sciences
City: Poitiers Cedex Zip: 86022
Country: France Phone:


Research Topics:
Our group is studying water borne microorganisms. In particular, we are interesting in Legionella pneumophila development in the environment. This bacteria is found within biofilms and amoebae, in which they were able to multiply. Our aim is to understand which parameters favours L. pneumophila multiplication in the environment and to limit this multiplication.


Organisms studied:
  • amoebae
  • Legionella pneumophila


Special methods / technologies:
Molecular biology and Biochemistry : - qPCR, mutagenesis, gene expression - biofilms, amoebae infection - amoebae culture and quantification - 2D electrophoresis, mass spectrometry


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