Yoann AUGAGNEUR is a French microbiologist with an initial basic training in biochemistry. After graduating from the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, he acquired a thorough knowledge in microbial molecular biology by working on many microorganisms. He earned his doctorate at the University of Burgundy and then spent several years in the United States as a postdoctoral researcher. He was always interested in the adaptive response of microorganisms to environmental conditions. During his postdoctoral training, he studied the metabolic pathways that are essential for the survival and sexual differentiation of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum during the erythrocytic cycle. He was also involved in the sequencing of the parasite Babesia microti project. At the end of his training, he worked in close collaboration with Dr. Sidney Altman (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1989) on the development of novel technologies for the treatment of malaria. In September 2012, he was recruited as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rennes 1. Since, the researcher is interested in the discovery of new regulatory RNAs and their molecular targets by focusing its research on clinical strains isolated from patients in a state of sepsis or septic shock. He is actively using high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing in the laboratory and working on the use of genetic hybrid systems.
Staphylococcus aureus; Lactic acid bacteria; Listeria, Plamodium; Molecular biology; Regulatory RNAs; High throughput screenings.