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Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux took her MD and her PhD from University Paris Descartes, France, where she is currently Associate Professor of Parasitology-Mycology. She heads the laboratory of clinical Mycology at Necker Enfants Malades Hospital (Paris, France).

Her research is part of the Fungal Biology and Pathogenicity Unit from the department of Mycology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and mainly focused on the pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of fungal infections in humans. Recently, she turned her interest towards the role of mycobiota and intestinal colonization resistance to yeasts.


Selected publications:

  • Angebault C, Djossou F, Abélanet S, Permal E, Ben Soltana M, Diancourt L, Bouchier C, Woerther PL, Catzeflis F, Andremont A, d'Enfert C, Bougnoux ME. Candida albicans is not always the preferential yeast colonizing humans: a study in Wayampi Amerindians. J Infect Dis. 2013; 15;208(10):1705-16.

  • Ropars J, Maufrais C, Diogo D, Marcet-Houben M, Perin A, Sertour N, Mosca K, Permal E, Laval G, Bouchier C, Ma L, Schwartz K, Voelz K, May RC, Poulain J, Battail C, Wincker P, Borman AM, Chowdhary A, Fan S, Kim SH, Le Pape P, Romeo O, Shin JH, Gabaldon T, Sherlock G, Bougnoux ME, d'Enfert C. Gene flow contributes to diversification of the major fungal pathogen Candida albicans. Nat Commun. 2018  8;9(1):2253.

  • Sitterlé E, Maufrais C, Sertour N, Palayret M, d’Enfert C, Bougnoux ME. Within-Host Genomic Diversity of Candida albicans in Healthy Carriers. Scientific Reports 2019; in press

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