New publication in Maryse Lebrun's team

New publication in Maryse Lebrun's team in collaboration with the Laboratory of Yi-Wei Chang at the University of Pennsylvania

who resolved the structure of the rhoptry secretion system of Toxoplasma and Cryptosporidium DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25309-9




 New publication in JJ Lopez-Rubio’s team in collaboration with the Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM) and The Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier (IGMM) about the identification of DNA regulatory elements in the genome of Plasmodium falciparum and other eukaryotes



Within the frame of the INFLANET European PhD training network, LPHI  is going to recruit 3 PhD students. Please visit  (, for a presentation of the network, and apply at Dead line of applications, 312/01/2021.


300 days of detention for Fariba Adelkhah

300 days of detention for Fariba Adelkhah

On April 8th, 2020, France has been 

under lockdown for more than 20 days.

Fariba Adelkhah, a researcher at the

CERI Sciences Po, has been in prison

in Iran for more than 300 days.

By publishing her photo on the websites

of universities and research institutions

all over France, we hope to show the

academic and scientific communities' s

upport and encourage the government

to do everything possible for her release.

Fariba is in danger.

We demand her immediate release.

Collaboration between CYANOTOPE AS Norway and Dr. Virginie MOLLE team

With the strong microbiology expertise of Dr. Virginie Molle and her team (LPHI), especially regarding bacterial pathogenicity, along with the access to the GénomiX and the GenSeq platform, we are hoping to fulfill the 3 objectives of this first collaborative project.

Maryse Lebrun receives ERC Advanced Grant 2018

Maryse Lebrun receives ERC Advanced Grant 2018 to unravel the mechanism of eukaryote secretion system in Apicomplexan parasites

Fifth Conference ImageInLife



LPHI coordinates the European MSCA ITN project ImageInLife whose fifth Conference and Review meeting took place from 23rd to 27th September 2019 in Heidelberg (Germany).

Economic, Social and Environmental Council.


The director of LPHI, Georges Lutfalla, takes part in the hearings 
of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council on the Law of
Pluriannual Research Programming on February 19, 2020 at palais
d'Iéna in Paris.

Video of the hearing
New publication in Maryse Lebrun’s team


New publication in Maryse Lebrun’s team about the secretion machine of virulence factors in parasites:

An Alveolata secretory machinery adapted to parasite host cell invasion

Illustration by Julien Marcetteau : @JMarcetteau

Promotion of European funding by Georges Luttfalla

Georges Lutfalla, director of LPHI promotes European funding.

Link to access MESRI's Youtube channel:

Link to access the MSCA page:


From whole animals to physics and mathematics

Research within our Department focuses on the study of biological membranes and their interactions with foreign microorganisms, with a strong emphasis on infectious processes, including infections by parasites, bacteria and viruses, as well as the establishment of immune responses.

The LPHI is part of the BioSanté Rabelais cluster, the ORPHEME competitivity cluster, and the Infectiopôle Sud Foundation. It also represents the University of Montpellier (UM) in the EUROBIOMED competitivity cluster.

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