Marie-Hélène RODIER

Professor-MD

PhD, Université de Poitiers,1999

HDR, Université de Poitiers, 2001

Responsabilities

– Manager of Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory, University Hospital, Poitiers
– Assistant Coordinator of Medical Biology Center, University Hospital, Poitiers
– Member of Scientific Comity of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Poitiers

Research focus

My main research topic concerns the relationships between free living amoebae and microorganisms. Some of these amoebae, ubiquitously found in water can harbor bacteria or other human pathogens, protect them and can even help these microorganisms to increase their infectivity or acquire resistance to some biocides. We work on pathogens potentially found in hospital water, which can be in relation with some free-living amoebae species present in these water netwoks. This can be the case of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumanii, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia or fungi such as Exophiala dermatitidis, Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus.

Keywords

Free-living amoebae, microorganisms, water, biofilms

Representative publications

CATEAU E., IMBERT C., RODIER M.H.
Hartmanella vermiformis can be permissive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 2008, Nov. 47 (5) : 475-7.
CATEAU E., MERGEY T., KAUFFMANN-LACROIX C., RODIER M.H.
Relationships between free living amoebae and Exophiala dermatitidis : a preliminary study.
Med. Mycol. 2009, Feb 47(1) 115-118 Epub 2008 Dec 12.

BOUYER S., RODIER M.H., GUILLOT A., HECHARD Y. Acanthamoeba castellanii : proteins involved in actin dynamics, glycolysis and proteolysis are regulated during encystation. Exp Parasitol. 2009 Sep 123: 90-4. Epub 2009 Jun 10.

CATEAU E., VERDON J.,FERNANDEZ B., HECHARD Y., RODIER M.H.,
Acanthamoeba sp promotes the growth of Acinetobacter baumanii. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 2011, 319 : 19-25

KOUBAR M., RODIER M.H., GARDUNO R., FRÈRE J.
Passage through Tetrahymena tropicalis enhances the resistance to stress and the infectivity of Legionella pneumophila Lens. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 2011, 325 (1) : 10-15.

Contact

Tel : 05 49 44 47 69

Fax : 05 49 44 39 08

Email : m.h.rodier@chu-poitiers.fr

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