David Prangishvili#

Email:david.prangishvili 'at' pasteur.fr
Membership Number:4799
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:dprangishvili
Elected:2018
Homepage: https://research.pasteur.fr/en/member/david-prangishvili


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 - present Professor, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • 2004 - 2017 Chef de Laboratoire, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • 1999 - 2004 Principal research director, Department of Microbiology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
  • 1992 - 1999 Research associate, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • 1984 - 1992 Head of the Department of Molecular Biology of Archaebacteria, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, ex-USSR
  • 1977 - 1984 Research associate, Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, ex-USSR
  • 1971 - 1977 Research associate, Institute of Molecular Biology, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, ex-USSR

Fields of Scholarship
  • Life in extreme environments
  • DNA replication in hyperthermophilic Archaea
  • Transcription regulation in hyperthermophilic Archaea
  • Diversity of viruses of Archaea
  • Structure of viruses of Archaea, molecular basis of virion assembly and mechanisms of extreme thermostability
  • Virus-host interactions in Archaea
  • Environmental impact of viruses of Achaea
  • Origin and evolution of viruses

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Member of the European Academy of Microbiology
  • 2015 Visiting professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • 2011 Foreign Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Georgia
  • 1983, 1992-1993 Alexander von Humboldt – Fellowship, Germany
  • 1979 Prize for Science and Technology, USSR Counsel of Ministers, ex-USSR

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