A/Prof Thierry Soldati
Thierry Soldati’s group studies conserved mechanisms of cell-intrinsic defences against mycobacterial infections, using a powerful alternative host model system, the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Thierry Solodati carried out his doctoral work at the ETH in Zurich until 1990, and was then a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University Medical School. Between 1995 and 2004, he was successively independent group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, and Lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences of Imperial College London. In 2004, he joined the Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva, where he is now Associate Professor. They study infection and dissemination of pathogenic Mycobacterium marinum, the inter-relationships between host and pathogen in terms of nutritional immunity, acquisition of metabolites, interference with membrane trafficking as well as with the TOR and autophagy pathways.
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