Alain Filloux received the PhD degree from the « Université d’Aix-Marseille », Marseille, France, in 1988. Between October 1988 and December 1993, he was an assistant Professor at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 1994, he was recruited at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Marseille, France. He was appointed as research director in 2001 and in 2003 he took the head of a Department of Microbiology dedicated to the study of macomolecular complexes associated with the cell membrane. In 2008, he was appointed as Professor in Molecular Microbiology at the Imperial College London, UK. He is chairman of the Centre of Molecular Microbiology and Infection. The main focus of his research is on bacterial pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms of protein secretion, biofilm formation and regulation of gene expression. The system model he used is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. He was recipient in 2003 of an award from the Bettencourt-Schueller foundation and in 2005 of an award from the research medical foundation.
Biography Updated on 4 February 2009