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Wednesday, 17th October 2012

Starts: 17 October 2012

Dr Vincent Thomas

CEA/DSV/I2BM/Neurospin, LNAO, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France


“Free-living amoebae and their intracellular pathogenic micro-organisms”

After his Pharmacy studies, Vincent THOMAS completed a PhD thesis in which he investigated interactions between biofilms, amoebae and Legionella pneumophila and the effect of disinfection treatments on these ecosystems in drinking water networks. He then spent 2 years as a post-doc in Dr Gilbert GREUB’s lab (CHUV Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland) to investigate the distribution of Free-Living Amoebae in various environments, and the association of FLA with various, potentially pathogenic micro-organisms including Legionella, mycobacteria, environmental Chlamydiae and new “giant” viruses. Since 2006 he is head of a STERIS company research lab dedicated to research on infection control solutions against prion, viruses, bacteria and protozoa. He is still investigating ecological relationships between FLA and various pathogenic bacteria, mainly environmental Chlamydiae and mycobacteria, as well as resistance of amoebal cysts to disinfection. He is author/co-author of > 25 papers for which abstracts can be consulted on the following web page:‐f94zUZlup9MRH/ .


Host: Dr Jean-Yves Maillard

4pm (refreshments from 3:50pm)

New Lecture Theatre, 2.60c Redwood Building

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Cost: Free

Open To: Postgraduate Students
Staff and Students
Undergraduate Students