Université de Strasbourg

Dominique Ferrandon

Dominique FerrandonDominique Ferrandon is Senior Researcher (Directeur de Recherche) and group leader at the CNRS lab Immune Response and Development in Insects, which is part of the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire in Strasbourg. After the completion of his studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Dominique Ferrandon joined Prof. Chambon's laboratory for his Master thesis. Next, he performed his doctoral work under the direction of Prof. Nüsslein-Volhard in Tübingen. Thereafter, he initiated the systematic genetic approach in Prof. Hoffmann's laboratory to identify the genes involved in Drosophila innate immunity, for instance those that allow this fly to sense the presence of infections. More recently, he has developed intestinal infection models. Dominique Ferrandon has been awarded several Prizes by the Académie des Sciences and the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, including the CNRS Bronze Medal (1999), the Grand Prix Thématique Mottart of the Académie des Sciences (2006) and the Prix Lucien Tartois for research in oncology, immunology or virology of the Fondation Recherche Médicale (2008). He has been elected an EMBO member in 2010.

As part of his Fellowship, Dominique Ferrandon is working on the project Integrated Study of Parasitism from cell to organism in a novel paradigm of infection in the genetic model Drosophila melanogaster.

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