Brief Curriculum Vitae


Graduate and post-graduate training:

Year Degree Institution and location Confered field of study
1973 Master of Science Faculty of Science Lebanon Life Science
1979 PhD University of Toulouse Entomology
1987 Doctorat ès Sciences University Paris VI Mycology

Additionnal graduate courses and training

1990- 1991 Post doctoral training in Biochemistry (Unité Inserm 160, Hopital Beaujon Paris): Protease purification of Aspergillus fumigatus
1997 : Training at the University of San Sebastian (Spain): Extraction and purification of membrane proteins of A. fumigatus.

Professionnal activities :
1984-1985 : Fondation de la Recherche Médicale fellow
1986-1987 : Institut Pasteur- Institut Weizmann fellow
1987-1990 : Research Scientist, Unité de Mycologie
1990-2007 : Research Scientist, Unité des Aspergillus
2007 : Research Scientist, Unité de Recherche Cytokines et Inflammation
2007 : Project Manager Programmes Transversaux de Recherche

Teaching activities:
2001- 2003 : Head of Studies, Medical Mycology Institut Pasteur
2000- 2004 : Assistant Director Medical Mycology Institut Pasteur
2004-2008 : Lecturer at the Bernese Modular Course in Medical Mycology (Bern Switzerland)
2005-2007 : Master in Sciences and Technologies Paris VI, Master in Immunology

1993 : F. Hernandez Hernandez, Master
1999 : B. Philippe, Master
2003-2005 : M. Dubourdeau PostDoc
2006 : M. Brock PostDoc, M. Moreno Hidalgo PHD student, M. Schrettl PostDoc
2007 : N. Dufour Master

Meeting (invited speaker):
2003 : Euresco conferences: Human Fungal Pathogens: Aspergillus fumigatus and the alveolar macrophage. France Giens
2004 : European Confederation of Medical Mycology Meeting: Aspergillus fumigatus and the alveolar macrophage. Wroclaw Poland
2006 : 2nd Advances Against Aspergillosis. Athens Greece
2007 : Trends In Medical Mycology meeting Torino Italy

Summary of research interests:
Host-fungal interactions. Innate Immunity. Development of luminescent A. fumigatus strain. Animal models for aspergillosis. Genomics.

Recent selected publications
Ibrahim-Granet O. , Philippe B, Boleti H, Boisvieux-Ullrich E, Grenet D, Stern M, Latgé JP (2003) Phagocytosis and intracellular fate of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia in alveolar macrophages. Infect. Immun. 71:891-903
Dubourdeau M, Athman R, Balloy V, Huerre M, Chignard M, Philpott DJ, Latgé JP, Ibrahim-Granet O (2006) Aspergillus fumigatus Induces Innate Immune Responses in Alveolar Macrophages through the MAPK Pathway Independently of TLR2 and TLR4. J Immunol 177: 3994-4001.