Trypanosome Cell Biology



28th February is World Rare Disease Day whose aim is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases. Among them, ciliopathies altogether affect up to 1 in 400 individuals in Europe.


Le 28 février est la journée internationale des maladies rares, dont le but est de sensibiliser le public et les sponsors au sujet des maladies rares. Parmi elles, les ciliopathies affectent environ un individu sur 400 en Europe.




Our lab is studying the role and functioning of the trypanosome flagellum, with perspectives in the field of both parasitology and genetic diseases.


Indeed, trypanosomes are significant parasites of man and cattle in central Africa and there are currently no efficient vaccines against them. Moreover, trypanosomes are also an excellent model to study human genetic diseases due to defects in cilia and flagella.




Our lab is a Pasteur full research unit and is affiliated to the Department of Parasites and Insect Vectors  and the Department of Cell Biology and Infection. We also belong to a larger CNRS unit (URA2581, headed by Artur Scherf) that involves three other teams working on Plasmodium and on Leishmania.


Our lab is member of the LabEx IBEID coordinated by Pascale Cossart and Philippe Sansonetti.




"Freedom of speech is essential for scientists"
"La liberté d'expression est essentielle pour les scientifiques"


We and 3 other European groups have organised the 2nd European Cilia meeting in Paris.

The meeting was an impressive success with more than 400 delegates coming from 27 countries. Julien and Cécile gave oral presentations and Eloïse presented a poster.

The next meeting will take place in Amsterdam in 2016. 

logogdr.jpgWe are coordinators of the French network GDR CILS that groups 30 teams throughout France working on cilia and flagella in diverse species. 

Next department seminars

5-03-2015 Dr Matthias MARTI


Harvard School of Public Health

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Boston - USA


Malaria transmission: insights from human infection and animal/in vitro models

How to find us

campus1.jpgInstitut Pasteur
25 rue du Docteur Roux
75724 Paris cedex 15

tel. +33 1 45 68 86 27
fax. +33 1 40 61 38 25

The lab is located on the first floor of the Nicolle building, n°65 on the Map of Institut Pasteur

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