Prof. Pascale Cossart Pasteur Institute, France

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Pascale Cossart is a Professor at the Pasteur Institute, Head of the Unit “Interactions Bactéries –Cellules”, Inserm Unit U604 and INRA USC2020 and the Director of the Cell Biology and Infection Department. Prof. Cossart has received a number of awards including the L’Oreal Prize for women in Science (1998), the... read moreLouis Pasteur Gold Medal of the Swedish Society of Medicine (2000), the Robert Koch Prize (2007), the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2008). She is an elected member of EMBO (1995), of the French Academy of Sciences (2002), of the German Academy (2001) and of the American National Academy of Sciences (2009). Since 2000, she has been an international scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. After studying chemistry in Lille (France), Pascale Cossart obtained a master degree at Georgetown University, Washington DC, in 1971. Back in France she obtained her PhD in Paris, in 1977 working with G. Cohen in the Pasteur Institute where she is still now. Her work has used a combination of innovative approaches to unravel the mechanisms underlying Listeria virulence. Listeria is now one of the most documented bacterial pathogens and a reference in infection biology.