Brigitte Gicquel#


Brigitte Gicquel
Email:brigitte.gicquel 'at' pasteur.fr
Membership Number:4857
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:bgicquel
Elected:2018
Homepage: https://www.pasteur.fr/fr



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 up to now Head of the Mycobacterial Genetics Unit, Institut Pasteur Paris
  • 2014 until now Head of Emerging Bacterial Pathogens Unit, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai
  • 2015: interim scientific co-Director of the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai
  • 2003 - 2005 Head of the Department of Microbial Pathogenicity, Institut Pasteur
  • Since 1998 Professor at Institut Pasteur
  • Since 1994 Head of the Mycobacterial Genetics Unit, Institut Pasteur
  • 1991 - 1994 Head of Laboratory within the Unit of Microbial Genetics, Institut Pasteur
  • 1978 - 1991 Assistant Professor, Institut Pasteur
  • 1974 - 1978 Graduate student, University Center of Hospital Cochin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Determination of the whole genome sequence of a mycobacterial replicon
  • Construction of DNA-based diagnostic test of tuberculosis
  • Identification of active mobiles elements in mycobacteria
  • Transposition and construction of mutant libraries of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Identification of virulence genes in M. tuberculosis.
  • Identification of horizontal transfer in M. tuberculosis
  • Construction of a vaccine candidate against tuberculosis
  • Identification of new drug candidates against M. tuberculosis or other mycobacteriosis

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Canetti Award, France
  • 2006 Award Sustainable Development from the Foundation Ecology and Development, Spain
  • 2004 Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
  • 2002 Award Alexandre Joannides from the French Academy of Science

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