Drosophila Immunity Group
The Group’s projects are moving along four lines of research that converge toward understanding the innate immune system in metazoans.
Host-Pathogen Interactions Group
Our group aim to decipher the molecular mechanisms allowing a host and a pathogen to adapt each other.
We work from both the host side (drosophila) and the pathogen side (bacteria and fungi).
Antiviral Immunity Group
We are using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to decipher host-virus interactions in insects. Two teams with convergent interests and complementary sets of expertise address this important topic.
A key question is to understand why some mosquitoes are resistant to malaria parasites, while others, within the same species, support parasite development and transmit the disease.
Drosophila Inflammation Group
The project of this group is aimed at understanding the process of inflammation using Drosophila as a model.