I’m interested in host-symbiont-pathogen interactions. Currently I am working with Culex pipiens complex and their symbiont Wolbachia. My PhD project focuses on the viral diversity of these mosquitoes, the diversity of Wolbachia and their interactions in natural and laboratory populations.
• Altinli M, Braquart-Varnier C, Pigeault R, Chevalier F, Greve P, Bouchon D and Sicard M (2015).The mutualistic side of Wolbachia-Isopod interactions: Wolbachia mediated protection against pathogenic intracellular bacteria.Front. Microbiol. 6:1388. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.01388