1. News | 2016.12.09

    How Helicobacter pylori survives gastric acidity

    In a study published in PLoS Pathogens, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with the Institut Armand-Frappier (Canada), identified a novel nickel transporter in the gastric bacterial pathogen, Helicobacter pylori. This transporter is essential to allow H. pylori to survive the acidity of the stomach and thus to multiply and cause pathologies.The bacterium Helicobacter pylori...

  2. News | 2017.10.11

    Destroying Helicobacter pylori by disrupting synthesis of its cell wall!

    Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS have recently demonstrated that it is possible to destroy the cell wall of a bacterium by simply disrupting the assembly of two proteins. They focused on Helicobacter pylori, a model bacterium for this type of study. Their research has revealed the structure of a protein complex, which is vital for cell wall synthesis. And they have proved that,...

  3. Document de presse | 2017.11.21

    Gastric cancer: a new strategy used by Helicobacter pylori to target mitochondria

    Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS have recently identified new strategies used by Helicobacter pylori bacteria to infect cells. By specifically targeting mitochondria these bacteria, despite being extracellular, can optimize infection in the host. These findings pave the way for new strategies to combat H. pylori infection, which is associated with most cases of gastric cancer and...

  4. News | 2017.04.18

    A link between the microbiota and the severity of tuberculosis

    The natural pre-colonization of the mouse digestive track by Helicobacter hepaticus and the modification of the intestinal microbiota appear to prevent the immune system from effectively controlling infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for pulmonary tuberculosis. This discovery was made recently by scientists from Institut Pasteur, who used a mouse model to...

  5. Article | 2019.06.25

    Pathogen biology (12 entities)

    In addition to causing many infectious diseases, pathogens provide insightful information on fundamental biological processes. Research in this thematic area investigates the mechanisms underpinning the virulence of pathogens of global public health and/or veterinary concern.

  6. Document de presse | 2019.12.12

    Gastric cancer susceptibility marker discovered

    Gastric cancer, the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths, is often associated with a poor prognosis because it tends to be diagnosed at an advanced stage and is therefore difficult to treat. To reduce the death rate, it is essential to identify a biomarker enabling early diagnosis of this cancer. In pursuit of this goal, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS, and University of...

  7. Report | 2017.06.13

    Infection-related cancer

    More than one in six cases of cancer worldwide are caused by infection. In total, some 2.2 million new cancer cases every year are believed to be the result of infection by a pathogenic agent. Eight viruses, one bacterium and three parasites have been classified as group 1 carcinogens (known to be carcinogenic to humans) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World...

  8. Portrait | 2019.02.21

    Tracking down biomarkers with Eliette Touati

    After completing high school, Eliette chose to study science, and when she experienced the realities of life as a scientist she decided to pursue a career in research. Eliette began her academic career with a Master's (DEA) in the Biochemistry Department at CEA Saclay. She was keen to continue with the research project she had started and to go on to do a PhD. Although in a stroke of bad...

  9. Cours / atelier | 2016.12.09


       1- Lectures (2 weeks)Scientific program and coaching: Françoise Norel et Christophe Beloin (Institut Pasteur)This course will include lectures providing an up-to-date knowledge on various fields of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology and lectures on specialized topics or emerging concepts and innovative technologies. The language for lectures is English. 2- Practical...

  10. Article | 2017.11.10

    Nicolle Class (2017-2020)

    Ph.D. StudentUndergraduate studiesLaboratoryThesis AdvisorLab HeadDoctoral SchoolPh.D. project Diana Paola BAQUERO URIZA Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia Molecular Biology of the Gene in ExtremophilesPrangishvili David & Krupovic Mart (as co-advisor)Forterre Patrick CdVMolecular mechanisms of virus release in ArchaeaPaulo BASTOS  University of Aveiro,...


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