Philippe Sansonetti is a physician and director of Inserm Research Unit 786 "Colonization and microbial invasion of the mucous membranes" at the Institut Pasteur de Paris. He was the first to identify the genetic underpinnings of the virulence of bacteria, especially those for Shigella. He studied all of the steps required in the infectious process for this bacterium, which is responsible for bloody diarrhea (dysentery).
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Philippe Sansonetti (Inserm Research Unit 786 - Institut Pasteur de Paris) - Grand Prix