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Research Teams, Experimental and Technological Platforms, International Center for Microbial Resources

FéRI brings together approximately 300 people dedicated to the study of infectious diseases in 13 research units and 8 platforms.

Most of the research teams, among the 26 certified HCERES, are gathered in Centre Val de Loire county with :

-          16 teams located in Tours

Infectiology and Public Health (ISP) – UMR 1282

Unit’s head : Nathalie WINTER

Team "Bacterial infections and immunity in ruminants" (IBIR) – Team’s head : Franck BIET

Team "Porcine mucosal immunology" (IMP) – Team’s head : Ignacio CABALLERO-POSADAS

Team "Genomic Plasticity, Biodiversity, and Antimicrobial Resistance" (PGBA) – Team’s head : Benoît DOUBLET

Team "Signalling, carrier state and bacterial virulence" (SPVB) – Team’s head : Philippe VELGE

Team "Bacteria and maternal/fœtal risk" (BRMF) – Team’s head : Laurent MEREGHETTI

Team "Pathogenesis of avian colibacillosis" (PCA) – Team’s head : Catherine SCHOULER

Team "Apicomplexa and Mucosal Immunity" (AIM) – Team’s head : Fabrice LAURENT and deputy head : Sonia LAMANDÉ

Team "Multiresistances and Pathogeny factors from Nematodes" (MPN) – Team’s head : Cédric NEVEU

Team "Anti-Parasitic BioPharmaceuticals" (BioMAP) – Team’s head : Isabelle DIMIER-POISSON

Team "Biology of Avian Viruses" (BioVA) – Team’s head : Caroline DENESVRE

Team "Avian Immune Response and Pathogenesis" (PIA) – Team’s head : Sascha TRAPP

Team "Biology of polyomavirus infections" (BIP) – Team’s head : Antoine TOUZÉ

Morphogenesis and Antigenicity of HIV and Hepatitis Viruses (MAVIH) – INSERM U1259 

Unit’s head : Philippe ROINGEARD

Avian Biology & Poultry Research (BOA) – UMR

Unit’s head : Cécile BERRI

Team "Defense of the Egg, Valorization, Evolution" - Team’s heads : Joël GAUTRON and Sophie REHAULT-GODBERT

Research Center for Respiratory Pathologies (CEPR) – UMR 1100

Unit’s and team’s head : Mustapha SI TAHAR and deputy head : Christophe PAGET

Team "Respiratory infection & Immunity"

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte (IRBI) - UMR 7261 CNRS/University of Tours

Unit’s head : David GIRON 

Team "Interactions Microorganismes Insectes Plantes" - Team’s head : Elisabeth HERNIOU

-          5 teams located in Orléans

Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM) – CNRS UPR 4301

Unit’s and team’s head : Eva JAKAB TOTH

Team "Metal complexes and MRI"

Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA) – UMR CNRS 7311

Team "Chemistry of nucleosides and heterocycles – Infectious disease research" - Team’s head : Luigi AGROFOGLIO

Immunologie et Neurogénétique Expérimentales et Moléculaires (INEM) - UMR CNRS 7355

Team "Relations hôte/pathogènes" - Unit's and Team's head : Valérie QUESNIAUX

Team "Inflammation pulmonaire" - Deputy head and Team's head : Isabelle COUILLIN

Laboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures (LBLGC) - USC INRA 1328

Team "Entomologie et Biologie Intégrée" (EBI) – Team’s head : Steeve THANY

 -          3 teams located in Poitiers

Ecology an Biology of Interactions (EBI) – UMR CNRS 7267

Unit’s head : Jean-Marc BERJEAUD

Team "Ecology, Evolution, Symbiosis" - Team’s head : Richard CORDAUX (EES)

Team "Microbiology of water" - Team’s head : Marie-Hélène RODIER (MDE)

Laboratoire Inflammation Tissus Epithéliaux et Cytokines (LITEC) - EA 4331 University of Poitiers

Unit’s head : Franck MOREL ; Team’s heads : Charles BODET and Nicolas LEVEQUE

-          1 team in Angers

Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie et Immunologie Nantes-Angers (CRCINA) – UMR 892

Team "Innate Immunity and Immunotherapy" - Team’s heads : Pascale JEANNIN and Yves DELNESTE

-          1 research unit in Limoges

Anti-infectieux : supports moléculaires des résistances... (RESINFIT) - UMR 1092 

Unit’s head : Marie-Cécile PLOY


The platforms are gathered in Centre Val de Loire county with :

-          5 platforms in Tours

Plateforme de Chirurgie et Imagerie pour la Recherche et l'Enseignement (CIRE)

Platform’s managers : Yves TILLET and Catherine TARAGNAT 

Imaging and infectiology (IMI)

Platform’s manager : Frédéric LANTIER  

Infectiology Platform (PFIE) 

Platform’s manager : Stéphane ABRIOUX 

Plateforme de Microscopie Electronique (PFME)

Platform’s manager : Philippe ROINGEARD

International Center for Microbial Resources dedicated to pathogenic bacteria for humans and animals (CIRM-BP) 

Platform’s manager : Emmanuelle HELLOIN 

-          3 platforms in Orléans

Plateforme GenoTrans - INEM UMR 7355 CNRS - CHRO équipe de Neurogénétique

Contact : Olivier PERCHE

Plateforme Imagerie Spectroscopie par Résonance Magnétique (IRM/SRM) - CBM - UPR 4301 

Scientific manager : Sandra MEME and Technical manager : Frédéric SZEREMETA

Facility for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics - Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM) 

Platform’s manager : Eva JAKAB TOTH