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Alain Blanchard (Pr)

Alain Blanchard
ISVV deputy director in charge of research and transfer


  • Date de naissance : 9 mai 1960
  • Diplômes :
    Habilitation à diriger des recherches obtenues en 2005. Doctorat de l’Université de Rennes I obtenu en 1986.
  • Parcours :
    - UMR INRA 1332, Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie, Villenave d’Ornon, 33883 ; dir. Thierry Candresse. Janvier 2011-actuel. Génomique fonctionnelle des mycoplasmes.  
    - UMR INRA 1090, Génomique Diversité Pouvoir Pathogène, Villenave d’Ornon, 33883 ; Dir. Monique Garnier puis Alain Blanchard à partir de 2003. Septembre 1999 à janvier 2011.  Génomique fonctionnelle des mycoplasmes.
    - Unité d’Oncologie Virale (Dir. Luc Montagnier), Institut Pasteur Paris. Octobre 1992 à août 1999. Infections à mycoplasmes dans le contexte de l’infection au VIH. 
    - «Visiting scientist»  Département de Microbiologie (Laboratoire Pr. Gail Cassell), University of Birmingham at Alabama. Avril 1991 à août 1992. Développement d’outils de détection des mycoplasmes urogénitaux. 
    - Laboratoire des Mycoplasmes (Dir. Daisy Roulland-Dussoix), Institut Pasteur Paris. Juillet 1988 à avril 1991. Génétique des mycoplasmes.   
    - "Visiting Fellow” aux National Institutes of Health (Laboratoire du Dr. Michael Barile) à Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. Mars 1986 à juin 1988. Bases biochimiques et génétique de l’uréase d’Ureaplasma urealyticum. 
    - Laboratoire CNRS de Biologie Cellulaire et de Biochimie, Université de Rennes 1. De janvier 1983 à janvier 1986.


Our research efforts are dedicated to understanding the biology and pathogenesis of bacteria belonging to the class Mollicutes. Our approaches combine synthetic biology tools with comparative genomics within Mollicutes and with model organisms. We also develop applied projects aiming at finding new vaccines for mycoplasma diseases and new ways to control epidemics due to phytoplasmas. In particular, we are interested in grapevine diseases such as Flavescence dorée that is spreading in Europe.


Complete list of publications on the HAL-INRAE portal


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