Team members « Virulence of the Burkholderia cepacia complex »

Annette Vergunst, research scientist (CRCN) Inserm

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I am interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie pathogenic intracellular bacterial interactions with their host. In my group, we are using the opportunistic Burkholderia cenocepacia as a model bacterium to study both host and bacterial factors that are important for persistent and acute infection using zebrafish embryos.

Johan Gigan, PhD candidate

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My PhD project is a part of an ANR project, called BURKADAPT. I test the virulence of a panel of Burkholderia strains isolated from different ecological niches in the zebrafish model.

My second objective is to use transposon-directed insertion site sequencing (TraDIS, in collaboration with the Sanger Institute) to identify Burkholderia cenocepacia genes that are essential for survival and replication in zebrafish macrophages in vivo.

Julien Boyer, Technician (AI) – fish facility

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I take care of the zebrafish facility. I am also involved in lab management tasks and research activities in the laboratory.

My favourite meal is fish and chips

Ma Qiman, visiting lecturer/researcher from Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine – August 2023- August 2024

Giulia Maria Saitta, Visiting PhD student from Italy (University of Verona) – April – October 2023