Trypanosome Cell Biology



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 Parasitology and Mycology  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.



18-07-2014 Brice is awarded an ANR "Jeunes Chercheurs" grant (Young Scientists)! Only 8% of the applications were funded.


17-07-2014 Eloïse is awarded a doctoral fellowship to study flagellum length regulation and IFT loading



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We and 3 other European groups are organising the 2nd European Cilia meeting in Paris.


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


The third Trypanosomatid meeting will be held at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle.



Job opportunities

There are currently no positions available in the lab but spontaneous applications are always welcome.

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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