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Mathieu Sicard

University professor Team Evolution, Vecteurs, Adaptation et Symbioses
Phone +33 (0)4 67 14 32 89
Localization bâtiment 22, étage 1
Mots clés Symbiosis Co-evolution Invertebrate immunity Parasitism Pathogens

My research focuses on the study of co-evolution in symbiotic interactions between eukaryotes and prokaryotes with a particular emphasis on the consequences of this process on partners’ life history traits (especially host immune system). I mainly conducted my experiments on two symbiotic models: (1) the intracellular symbionts Wolbachia which infect a wide range of arthropods (Mosquitoes, Terrestrial isopods etc.); (2) the extracellular symbionts Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus which are both mutualistic for nematodes and pathogenic for insects.