Microbial Morphogenesis and Growth

Our lab is interested in how bacteria acquire, maintain, and modify their shapes during growth. Furthermore, we try to elucidate how bacteria coordinate general physiology with shape. For example, how do bacteria 'know' in a certain nutrient environment at what rate they have to expand their cell envelope to make space for intracellular protein, DNA, etc.?  How do they know when to divide, and when to undergo a transition into dormancy?  Our lab addresses these questions with combined techniques from physics and microbiology.  In particular, we are using state-of-the art fluorescence microscopy, quantitative image analysis, and modeling to decipher how bacteria organize in space and time.

Building Francois JacobOur lab is  situated in the 'Francois Jacob' building of the Institut Pasteur
We are part of the Department for Microbiology and associated with the Department of Cell Biology and Infection
Funding comes from the Institut Pasteur and the LabEx 'Integrative Biology of Infectious Diseases' (IBEID).

Laboratory of Microbial Morphogenesis and Growth
Institut Pasteur
28, rue du Docteur Roux
75724 Paris Cedex 15

Phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 80 16
Lab:     +33 (0)1 44 38 94 43