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Prof. Said Jabbouri

Director of Research in UMR
University of La Rochelle

Brief Biography:

Professor Jabbouri has held since January 2010 a post of Director of Research in UMR 180 of IRD, Marseille, France. His main field of competence in research is on molecular studies of bacterial biofilms. Since 1999, Mr. Jabbouri occupied a position of Professor at the University of the Littoral and Cote d’Opale, where he managed, besides his teaching duties (microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry), a research team aimed of characterization of bacterial biofilms. The objectives of this previous study were to discover the molecular mechanisms enabling the biofilm ability to confer the virulence to known harmlessness bacteria as skin commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis. Biofilm formation impedes effective treatment of the sessile bacteria with conventional antibiotics. To this end, Prof. Jabbouri established innovative strategic choices, based on acquired molecular knowledge on biology and proven methodologies. The construction of a collection of bacterial isolates, characterization of bacteria involved in the medical implant related infections, determining the composition of polymers secreted by these bacteria (EPS) contained in biofilms, and the elucidation of the regulators and genes involved in their biosynthesis and degradation pathways have enabled a significant contribution in the development of new therapies to combat bacterial infections caused by biofilms. During this long experience in the field of molecular microbiology, Prof. Jabbouri has demonstrated his ability to adapt to various research topics in different cities and countries and established a large network of worldwide collaboration with internationally renowned laboratories in their field of competence. In terms of international publications he is the authors of more than 42 international articles of rank A (see He supervised as director several PhD and HDR (ability to supervise research). This analysis also reflects its positive momentum in searching for funding and scholarships which gave him an optimized management of his teams during 25 years.


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