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Merci à Hilde De Reuse pour sa visite!

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A lot of exciting discussion during the visite of Hilde De Reuse (Head of the Microbiology Department and Unité “Pathogenèse de Helicobacter”- CNRS ERL6002) from the Institut Pasteur!!!!

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

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A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched today by WHO shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

read the full article here

New Students in the lab.

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The lab. welcome Asmâa Agoussar and Sandra Ortiz-Lopez that will both be trained in bacterial genomics.

Congrats to all DUT students, Really nice job!

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Really nice day listening excellent presentations by DUT students from Université Clermont Auvergne. This with Dr. Mahchid Bambdad and Dr. Emannuelle Mounetou with whom we have also implemented a new INRS/UCA co-diploma awarding  Master/M.Sc. in Life Science.


Meet me in France at the end of summer ;-)

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I will be aboard from August 9th to September 12th. I will answer my emails but in case of emergency please contact Sammy: Mail

If you are interested to discuss in persons ideas or job opportunity in my lab, do not hesitate to contact me: Mail

I will be at the UCA in Clermont-Ferrand (Jury of DUT) on August 17th.

I will give a conference in IPBS Toulouse on September 5th (see flyer here)

I will be at the Institut Pasteur-Paris September 11th and 12th.



New funding from the International Network of Institut Pasteur

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On Friday, two of our collaborative projects have been selected, out of 49 projects, for funding by the Institute Pasteur for a total of 500,000 (743,000CA$).

Global diversity, genomic epidemiology and pathogen evolution of Leptospira spp. with Dr. Mathieu Picardeau (IP Paris)

Structure, function and evolution of transport systems of nickel, an essential virulence determinant of the bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori in collaboration with Charles Calmettes (INRS-IAF) et Hilde De Reuse (IP Paris).



Bienvenue à Naka

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Bienvenue à Arnaldo Filho NAKAMURA (M.Sc. Genie des Materieaux Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto – MG – Brésil ) qui va effectuer une formation en imagerie du vivant et en gestion de plateforme.

Merci au FRQS et FRQNT (subvention: 400,000$)

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Merci au FRQS et FRQNT pour leur soutient financier pour un total de 400,000$!

Thanks to FRQS and FRQNT for their financial support to allow our research on symbionts evolution.

Fonds Nature et technologiesBandeau FRQS

Thanks to all the lab members for their hard work!

Celebration time:


Bienvenue à Michelle

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Bienvenue à Michelle Boivin (B.Sc. Biologie Médicale UQuébec à Trois-Rivières) qui va travailler avec Sammy sur un projet qui vise à comprendre l’évolution de la forme des bactéries.

Michelle est boursiere de la Fondation Armand-Frappier, un grand merci!

Fondation universitaire Armand-Frappier de l'INRS,

Bienvenue à Maeva et Hana

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Bienvenue à Maeva Albanese (Gauche: IUT Clermont-Ferrand) et Hana Trigui (Droite: Postdoc) qui vont travailler toutes les deux sur un projet qui vise à comprendre la régulation des gènes chez M. tuberculosis.