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


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Name: Prof. Dr. Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Address: Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9
Institution: Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna,
City: Wien Zip: A-1030
Country: Austria Phone: 43-1-4277-54601


Research Topics:
(i) Regulatory RNA molecules in the pathogenicity of S. pyogenes, (ii) Clp-mediated proteolysis in the pathogenicity of gram-positive bacteria, (iii) Cell density-dependent regulatory systems (cell-cell communication/quorum-sensing/auto-inducing molecules) controlling virulence in S. pyogenes, (iv) Dissemination of superantigens by horizontal gene transfer in S. pyogenes (v) Signaling events involved in host defense to infection with S. pyogenes.


Organisms studied:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes


Special methods / technologies:
Genetics in gram-positive bacteria (creation of knock-outs, mutants,), molecular biology, gene technology, RNA technology, protein technology, infection models (cell culture: macrophages, epithelial cells)


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
Virulence transition
Evolution of microbial virulence, fitness and antibiotic resistance
Regulatory networks of the pathogen
Manipulation and exploitation of the host by the pathogen
Evasion of the host immune defense
Regulatory RNAs in bacterial pathogenicity
Proteolysis in bacterial pathogenicity
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