Interview with Dr. Philippe Sansonetti

Dr. Philippe Sansonetti was a Distinguished Visiting Professor with the Peter Wall Institute from June 14-24, 2011. He is Professor and Chair, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Collège de France, and Professor, Pasteur Institute, Paris.

Dr. Sansonetti is one of Europe’s leading microbiologists. His research focuses on the understanding of several aspects of the pathogenesis of Shigella, a Gram-negative bacterium causing severe diarrhea. This work spans a large set of disciplines in biology and medicine and ranges from molecular genetics, to cell biology, immunology and the development of vaccines against dysentery. He also actively contributes to the development of vaccine candidates against the major shigellae causing dysentery in the developing world.