Prof Dominique Soldati-Favre

Dominique Soldati-Favre obtained her PhD degree at the University of Zürich in 1990. She was then a postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Assistant Professor at the University of Heidelberg and Reader at Imperial College London. In Geneva, she was appointed Associate Professor in 2004 at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine, then full Professor in 2010 and Vice-Dean for research of the Faculty since 2011. The major focus of  her work is to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlining gliding motility and host cell invasion in the obligate intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. This journey led her so far to the molecular dissection of myosin motors, actin dynamics, adhesins, proteases and more recently lipid signaling mediators.