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Name: Dr. Forestier, Christiane
Address: 28, place H. Dunant
Institution: Universite d'Auvergne, Faculte de Pharmacie, Laboratoire de Bacteriologie
City: Clermont-Ferrand Zip: 63001
Country: France Phone: (33) 04 73 17 79 94
    Fax: (33) 04 73 17 83 70


Research Topics:
Colonization of mucosal and abiotic surfaces by bacterial pathogens. Our work focuses on the identification of bacterial factors involved in adhesion to epithelial intestinal cells and colonisation of the gastro-intestinal ecosystem by an opportunistic pathogen responsible for nosocomial infections, Klebsiella pneumoniae. We also investigate the mucosal immune response induced by this pathogen using dendritic cells, as well as the role of a probiotic strain, Lactobacillus casei rhamnosus, on this colonisation process. In addition, bacterial factors involved in the colonization of abiotic surfaces (biofilm formation) by K. pneumoniae are investigated.


Organisms studied:
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Lactobacillus casei rhamnosus


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