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Maître de Conférences (Lecturer) - University of Lorraine

Current research

Role of environmental bacteriophages in the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes
Transfer of mobile genetic elements in the environment

Keywords: horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes, transduction by bacteriophages, mobile genetic elements, environmental factors affecting gene transfer.

Research experience

2009 : PhD in Genomics - Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France

2009-2011: Post-doc - Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (Agents Antimicrobiens)
2011-2013 : Post-doc - LCPME (Plasmid transfer in the environment and Toxicity of zinc oxyde nanoparticles)

2013-2014 : ATER (Part-time lecturer) - LCPME (Plasmid transfer in the environment)

Since 2014 : Maître de Conférences (Lecturer) at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lorraine (Mycology and Parasitology)

Research skills


Environmental microbiology

Molecular biology

Bacterial genetics

Teaching / Supervision

Medical Mycology and Parasitology, Bacteriology, Virology, Fungal biotechnology, Bacterial and fungal biofilms, Gene transfer and mobile genetic elements, Molecular biology and molecular tools, Whole cell biosensors

Member of the Research Commission of the Faculty of Pharmacy


Significant publications

« Natural microbial communities supporting the transfer of the IncP-1β plasmid pB10 exhibit a higher initial content of plasmids from the same incompatibility group » Bellanger X, Guilloteau H, Breuil B, Merlin C. Front Microbiol. 2014, 5(637).

« Demonstrating antibiotic resistance gene transfer in complex environmental matrices: a practical approach for a critical review. » Bellanger X, Guilloteau H, Bonot S, Merlin C. Sci Total Environ. 2014 493, 872-882.

« Conjugative and mobilizable genomic islands in bacteria: evolution and diversity. » Bellanger X, Payot S, Leblond-Bourget N, Guédon G. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2014 Jul;38(4).

« Cis-mobilization and retro-mobilization of a genomic island by a related integrative and conjugative element from Streptococcus thermophilus: evolution of genomic islands by site-specific accretion. » Bellanger X, Morel C, Decaris B, Guédon G. Mol. Microbiol. 2011 Aug;(81)4.

« Characterization of the conjugative transfer of ICESt1 and ICESt3 from Streptococcus thermophilus. » Bellanger X, Morel C, Roberts AP, Mullany P, Decaris B, Guédon G. J Bacteriol. 2009 Apr; 191(8).

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