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Infectious Diseases and Public Health

French National Institute for Agricultural Research - University of Tours (France)

Anti-Parasitic BioPharmaceuticals

Crosstalk between dendritic cell and Toxoplasma gondii
© University of Tours, Antiparasitic Biopharmaceuticals team
Team leader: Isabelle Dimier-Poisson

Our major goal is the design and the rational development of innovative therapeutic and prophylactic approaches against Apicomplexan protozoa parasites.In particular, we focus on the parasites responsible for major diseases in animal and human health.

Our model is Toxoplasma gondii  parasite, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis, valuable model for the acquisition of new understanding of the biology of Apicomplexa.

In order to design and develop innovative prophylactic approaches, we are interested to :

  • define cellular and molecular players of the immune response during vaccination and infection;
  • pilot and/or amplify the desired immune response via selective targeting and efficient delivery of antigens to key cells of immune response.

Pubmed since 2012


Scientific staff

Technicians and Assistant-Engineers

PhD students

Aubrey Nicolas
Boursin Fanny
Debierre-Grockiego Françoise
Dimier-Poisson Isabelle
Di Tommaso Anne 
Dupuy-Papin Catherine
Epardaud Mathieu
Germon Stéphanie
Juste Matthieu
Lajoie Laurie
Lantier Louis
Mévélec Marie-Noëlle
Moiré Nathalie
Pisella Pierre-Jean
Poupet Cyril
Toubate Berthine

Breton Sophia
Ducournau Céline
Tersac Frédérique

Aljieli Muna
Battistoni Arthur
Jolivet Louis
Lozano Romain
Rivière Clément