Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France


Andrea Dessen, recipient of the CNRS Silver Medal
Andréa Dessen (IBS/Bacterial Pathogenesis group) has been awarded the 2021 Silver Medal of the CNRS. This medal is presented to a researcher for the originality, quality, and importance of their work, which is recognized at national and international levels. This Prize rewards her work on the bacterial virulence factors and cell wall biosynthesis machineries (details).

Hélène Malet, winner of the CNRS Bronze Medal
Hélène Malet, Associate Professor at the University of Grenoble Alpes and researcher in the Electron Microscopy and Methods group of the IBS, has been awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal for the year 2021 for her work on viral proteins involved in viral replication and transcription (details). This medal rewards the first work of a researcher, which makes him/her a talented specialist in his/her field.

Jennyfer Trouve, IBS Young Scientist 2021
The IBS Young Scientist Award of 2021 has been attributed to Jennyfer Trouve, a 3rd year PhD student from the IBS Pneumococcus group, for her work on bacterial cell wall synthesis. Jennyfer conducted her studies using super-resolution microscopy on the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. In addition to the novel concepts her work brings to the morphogenesis of ovococci (egg-shaped) bacteria, the innovative experimental approach she developed will be applied in the future to mutant strains or in combination with antibiotics to dissect the role of proteins involved in bacterial growth and division. Since the cell wall is a common trait of all bacterial species, this approach also offers very promising perspectives for the study of morphogenesis and division in other bacteria. In addition to her intense research activity, Jennyfer has also been very involved in the IBS community life.