Research Groups

Thierry Soldati Group

Research

The major aim of the Soldati group is to understand the integration, the cooperation of signalling, cytoskeleton and membrane trafficking in phagocytosis and its relevance to host-pathogen interactions. To this end, we use the social amoeba Dictyostelium as a model organism as it is a professional phagocyte very similar to mammalian phagocytes of the innate immune system in morphology and behaviour, but which is genetically and biochemically tractable (Boulais et al, 2010; Cosson & Soldati, 2008).