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Leader of Microbiology of Milk and Egg Sectors team

Eric Guédon

Dr Eric Guédon
Leader of Microbiology of Milk and Egg Sectors team

From my PhD to now, the main focus of my research has always been the study of interactions and adaptation to environment of Gram-positive bacteria in order to gain a better understanding of how bacterial cell function. I have developed an expertise in microbiology, molecular genetics, genomic and post-genomic through works on the mechanisms of gene expression control, analysis of bacterial functions, genome evolution and bacterial-host interactions.

My background reflects my curiosity and my interest for original, collaborative and multidisciplinary projects related to food and human health. Initially centering on lactic acid bacteria to improve the quality of fermented foods, my research activity evolved towards the study of commensal bacteria to unravel the mechanisms of their beneficial effects on human health and wellness. I participated to the pioneer works on the human intestinal microbiota at the UMR Micalis (INRA, Jouy-en-Josas).

To further explore the relations between fermented foods, microbiota and host health, I joined the UMR STLO in 2015, in which I currently lead the MicroBio team. Our team shares a common ambition: to better understand the functioning of bacterial communities in relation with food and mammals in order to provide knowledge for their management and functionalization. For my part, I initiated studies on intra- and inter-species interactions and mechanisms of dialogue. In particular, my main interest now resides on extracellular vesicles (i.e. exosomes, EVs), nanoparticles produced by bacteria, and their role as mediators in communication with other bacteria, the microbiota and the host..

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