The laboratory Bacterial Virulence and Chronic Infections, VBIC (University of Montpellier, INSERM), was created on January 1, 2011, and is located at the UFR de Médecine Site de Nimes. We have a bench to bedside approach, using fundamental and translational research to address clinically relevant problems.
In close collaboration between fundamental scientists and clinicians and biologists at the CHU Nimes, we use integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to understand the cellular and molecular basis of host/pathogen interactions and microbial interactions in chronic wounds, and to apply our findings in clinical practice. We are also the National reference Centre for Brucellosis.
- Brucella virulence
- Virulence of opportunistic bacteria belonging to the Burkholderia cepacia complex
- Chronic wounds: microbiome, interactome, exposome, resistome
- Since January 2023, the « Equipe Projet Biology of Staphylococcus infections« , localised at the Triolet Site in Montpellier has joined VBIC.
Brucella, Burkholderia, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, chronic infections, diabetic foot ulcers, bacterial virulence, type IV secretion systems, zebrafish infection model
Bacterial genetics, infection models (cell culture, nematodes, zebrafish), infection biology, cell biology, cellular microbiology, genomics