Prof. Pascale Cossart, Institut Pasteur, Paris
Field of research
Pascale Cossart and her team cover work in four main areas:
- Virulence factors of Listeria monocytogenes: Identification and Characterization
- Cell Biology of the Listeria monocytogenes Infection
- Listeriosis Physiopathology, Host Responses and Immunity
- Cell Biology of the Rickettsia conorii Infection
Specific Contribution to Research in InfectX
The group will perform genome-wide RNAi screens to identify human proteins involved in bacterial entry of Listeria (“zipper” uptake mechanism).
Lab Members Involved in InfectX
Dr. Javier Pizarro-Cerda, Research Scientist Javier is supervising the work of Andreas Kühbacher concerning the establishment of the genome-wide RNAi screens to identify host cell factors required for Listeria monocytogenes host cell invasion.
Andreas Kühbacher, Ph.D. Student currently visiting Christoph Dehio's group, Biozentrum, Basel. Andreas is performing the genome-wide RNAi screens to identify host cell factors required for Listeria monocytogenes host cell invasion