Salmonella Persisters during Infection - Sophie Helaine (Imperial College London)

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Tuesday 4th December 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: BEEM Seminar
  • Suitable for: Staff and students with an interest in Behaviour, Evolution, Ecology and Microbiology
  • Admission: Free
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Many bacterial infections are hard to treat and tend to relapse, due to the presence of persister cells. The internalisation of Salmonella by macrophages induces formation of such non-growing persisters that, in contrast to bacterial persisters formed in laboratory medium, remain in a metabolically-active state. We will discuss how persisters are formed, regrow and survive during extended periods of time in the host.