Trypanosome Cell Biology

PHILIPPE BASTIN Lab

 

 

 

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.

 

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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 INSERM unit (U1201, headed by Artur Scherf) that involves two other teams working on Plasmodium and on Leishmania.

 

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

 

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

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

 

The next meeting will take place in Strasbourg from 12th to 14th October 2015

News

15-07-2015 Together with Christian Mitri (IP Paris) and M. Diallo (IP Dakar), Brice is awarded a PTR grant from the Institut Pasteur for the VeCoInf international program.

 

10-07-2015 We are awarded an "Equipe FRM 2015" grant that will support our research on intraflagellar transport. Postdoctoral funding will be available soon.

 

12-05-2015 Cécile is awarded a FRM fellowship to complete her thesis. This will allow to finish her two exciting projects on the role of IFT in mature flagella and on the positioning of IFT trains along axonemal microtubules.

 

01-04-15 Arrival of Estafania Calvo-Alvarez who will work as post-doctoral fellow under Brice's guidance to investigate interactions  between trypanosomes and their environment in vivo.

 

 

All news

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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 from 4th to 7th October 2016. 

Next department seminar

9th july 2015

 

Dr Kiaran Kirk

 

College of Medicine, Biology & Environment

The Australian National University, Canberra - Australie

Targeting ion transport in the malaria parasite with new-generation antimalarials

 

Click here for more details

 

How to find us

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

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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