Pneumococcus Group (Cécile Morlot)

The PG group investigates molecular mechanisms related to the bacterial cell envelope using integrated structural and cellular biology approaches, including super-resolution fluorescence and electron microscopy techniques, as well as X-ray crystallography, biochemistry and microbial genetics. Our biological molecules of interest include the cell wall, its synthesis machineries and the antibiotics that target them, as well as large protein complexes associated with the bacterial spore envelope.