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Cambon Marine


PhD Student

Thesis project :

Do interactions with the host’s microbiota influence pathogens evolution ?

Supervisors :

  • Jean-baptiste Ferdy (EDB, UPS, Toulouse)
  • Sophie Gaudriault (DGIMI, UM, Montpellier)

Main questions :

Which microorganisms of the host’s microbiota (e.g. the comensal intestinal flora) are potential competitors of the pathogen during the infection ?

What impact do these competitors have on the pathogen and its vector life cycle ?

Model species :

Xenorhabdus nematophila is an insect pathogen transmitted by a soil nematode vector Steinernema carpocapsae.