Curriculum vitae Olivier Dussurget



Professional address :


Bacteria-cell interactions Unit – INSERM U604 – INRA USC2020

Department of Cell biology and Infection

25 rue du Docteur Roux -75724 PARIS Cedex 15-France.

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Present Position and Status :

Research associate, Department of Cell Biology and Infection,

Head of studies, Department of Teaching,

Pasteur institute



2008 HDR, University Paris VII.

1998 PhD in Microbiology, University Paris VII.

1993 Master of Science in Microbiology (DEA), University Paris VI.

1992 Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Lyon I.

1992 Master of Science in Industrial Pharmacy (DESS), University Lyon I.



2000-2010 Research Associate, Bacteria-Cells Interactions Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris (Pr Cossart).

1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Bacteria-Cells Interactions Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris (Pr Cossart).

1998-1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathophysiology of Infection Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris (Pr Marchal).

1994-1998 Ph.D. Student, Public Health Research Institute, New York (Pr Smith).

1993-1994 Officer Trainee, Le Bouchet Research Center (Dr. Garrigue) and Institut Pasteur, Paris (Dr Popoff).

1992-1993 DEA Student, Laboratory of Mycoplasmas, Institut Pasteur, Paris (Dr Roulland-Dussoix).

1990-1992 DESS Student, Laboratory of Mycology, University Lyon I (Pr Villard).

1988-1990 Master Student, Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Cell Biology, University Lyon I (Pr Renaud).



2008-2010 Microbiology for Undergraduate and Master students. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.

2003-2010 Microbiology for Master students. Institut Pasteur, Paris.

2005-2009 Animal experimentation and alternative methods for Researchers. University of Bourgogne, Dijon.

2008             EMBO/FEBS practical course for PhD students and Researchers, Institut Pasteur, Paris.

2007-2008 Cell Biology for Master students. Institut Pasteur, Paris.

2004-2005 European Applied Microscopy Network Workshop for Biologists. Institut Pasteur, Paris.



2001-2010 MS and PhD students. Pasteur Institute, Paris.

1994-1998 Undergraduate students. NYU School of Medicine, New York.



2003-2010 Grant coordination and collaboration.

2001-2010 Member of the American Society for Microbiology.

1992             BioMérieux Prize.




Archambaud C., Nahori M. A., Pizarro-Cerda J., Cossart P. and Dussurget O.

Control of Listeria superoxide dismutase by phosphorylation.

J. Biol. Chem. 2006. 281, 31812-31822.


Boneca I. G., Dussurget O., Cabanes D., Nahori M. A., Sousa S., Lecuit M., Psylinakis E., Bouriotis V., Hugot J. P., Giovannini M., Coyle A., Bertin J., Namane A., Rousselle J. C., Cayet N., Prévost M. C., Balloy V., Chignard M., Philpott D. J., Cossart P. and Girardin S. E.

A critical role for peptidoglycan N-deacetylation in Listeria evasion from the host innate immune system.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2007. 104, 997-1002.


Disson O., Grayo S., Huillet E., Nikitas G., Langa-Vives F., Dussurget O., Ragon M., Le Monnier A., Babinet C., Cossart P. and Lecuit M.

Conjugated action of two species-specific invasion proteins for fetoplacental listeriosis.

Nature. 2008. 455, 1114-8.


Toledo-Arana A., Dussurget O., Nikitas G., Sesto N., Guet-Revillet H., Balestrino D., Loh E., Gripenland J., Tiensuu T., Vaitkevicius K., Barthelemy M., Vergassola M., Nahori M.A., Soubigou G., Régnault B., Coppée J.Y., Lecuit M., Johansson J. and Cossart P.

The Listeria transcriptional landscape from saprophytism to virulence.

Nature. 2009. 459, 950-6.


Loh E., Dussurget O., Gripenland J., Mandin P., Repoila F., Buchrieser  C., Cossart P. and Johansson J.

A trans-acting riboswitch controls expression of the virulence regulator PrfA in Listeria monocytogenes.

Cell. 2009. 139, 770-9.

Updated on 12/05/2014



Lab address

Unité Interactions Bactéries-Cellules

Institut Pasteur
25, Rue du Docteur Roux
75724 Paris Cedex 15 FRANCE


Phone: + 33 (1) 45 68 88 41

Secretary: + 33 (1) 40 61 30 32

Fax: + 33 (1) 45 68 87 06


Our laboratory is located on the ground floor at the 53C entrance of the Roux Building (25, rue du Docteur Roux)

The metro stations Pasteur (line 6) and Volontaires (line 12) are within a 5 min walking distance from the Pasteur Institute.

The bus stop Pasteur (bus 95, towards Porte de Vanves) is located next to the Pasteur Institute main entrance.

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