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Recruitment of a new researcher (CR1 INRA) (Ladislav Simo) (2016)

Specialist in the physiology of ticks , L. Simo will focus on the study of the mechanisms governing the taking of blood meal by ticks , including the study of the functioning of the salivary glands and their innervation.

High throughput sequencing of the transcriptome of the salivary glands of I. ricinus

This sequencing allowed identification of genes differentially expressed in the tick during infection by B. henselae . In particular, led to demonstrate the involvement of the protein in the IrSPI engorgement and bacterial transmission (X. Liu et al , 2014A and 2014b ) . This sequencing is more essential to a data input in the absence of I. ricinus sequenced genome.

Awarding of the Prize of Biology 2015 Alfred Kastler of the Foundation of Animal Law , Ethics and Science to S. Bonnet

This award has been granted to her to reward the work done on the development and use of a technique allowing the maintenance of ticks on an artificial support, avoiding to infect animals for their blood feeding, and thereby facilitating the studies of the pathogens ithey can transmit during their blood meal.

Sequencing of the genome of bovine Anaplasma phagocytophilum

This is the first genome of bovine origin that has been sequenced for this bacterial species. The comparison with existing genomes (human , dog, sheep , deer ) brings up significant differences , highlighting the great variability of the genome of this species.
The sequencing of this genome is the result of collaboration with the platform GABI (Marco Moroldo) and the Unit MaIAGE (Valentin Loux) at INRA in Jouy en Josas.