• Jean-Yves Matroule's Research Group
  • Jean-Yves Matroule's Research Group

Jean-Yves Matroule

Bacteria often encounter sudden variations of their environment such as toxins exposure, which require the onset of adaptation mechanisms in order to maintain bacterial fitness during the stress period.

My research group aims at deciphering the molecular mechanisms that are initiated upon Cu stress, which is frequently encountered by most bacteria. More precisely, we focus our interest on the Cu homeostasis systems and their potential relationship with bacterial lifestyles within the alpha-proteobacteria phylum, which encompasses the aquatic free-living Caulobacter crescentus, the animal pathogen Brucella sp, the plant symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti and the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens