LAI welcomes new Post Doc members: Jorge Rodriguez Ramos, Claire Valotteau and Luca Piantanida!

Jorge Rodriguez Ramos joined the lab in November 2018, while Claire Valotteau and Luca Piantanida in January 2019. Jorge is working on the project “ Multi-scale mechanics of dynamic leukocyte adhesion ” and Claire is working on “Evolutionary mechanics of adhesion complexes” project both with Felix Rico. Luca Piantanida works with Ignacio Casuso on “Protein-induced lipids partitioning and cell mechanical properties influenced by Salmonella infection”. Welcome!

New review published by LAI members

A new review on the toxoplasma walls was just published in collaboration
with A. Dumetre from IHU, Marseille. In this review, we highlight how
the oocyst and sporocyst walls sustain the persistence and transmission
of infective T. gondii parasites from terrestrial and aquatic
environments to the host. We further discuss why targeting the oocyst
wall structure and molecules may reduce the burden of foodborne and
waterborne T. gondii infections.


LAI member Leda Lacaria participated in the 4th International Conference on Physics and Biological Systems!

LAI member Leda Lacaria participated in the 4th International Conference on Physics and Biological Systems held on Oct 22-24 2018 in Gif-sur-Yvette, in the south of Paris.This Conference aims to bring together a broad range of physical and life scientists working at the interface between the two disciplines around in-depth talks by first-rate international speakers.

LAI awarded PACA regional grant!

We are pleased to annonce that the PACA region selected our project « RARE DETECT » for funding. This grant will finance the acquisition of a brand new cell analyser and cell sorter to the level of 149.000 euros. It will allow the Inserm TPR2 to upgrade outstandingly the commun facility of ‘culture cell biology’, opened to all researchers on site.