Gaëtan LIGAT
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  • Phone : +33 3 68 85 37 27
  • Location : Toulouse, France
Last update 2023-11-08 21:44:28.823

Gaëtan LIGAT Associate Professor of Virology (Maître de Conférences)

Course and current status

Associate Professor of Virology (Maître de Conférences) 

Virology section member - French Society of Microbiology

Equality referent - Faculty of Sciences and Engineering & Infinity

ORCID: 0000-0003-1237-1936 - X: @GaetanLigat

Teaching activities from licence to master level

Head of Virology practical work department

Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier University, France


PI of an emerging axis: molecular biology of host-HCMV interactions in brain tumours and therapeutic innovations

INSERM UMR1291 - CNRS UMR5051 - Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier University - Infinity - Toulouse Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Toulouse, France

X: @ViNeDysLab

Scientific summary

Molecular biology of host-CMVH interactions in brain tumours and therapeutic innovations

Our projects focus on the link between human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Many of these projects have a translational aspect and include the discovery of new biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Through various collaborations, we are currently working on the vectorization of anti-HCMV therapeutic peptides into extracellular vesicles to improve their efficacy.

We hope to better understand the role of HCMV in the development and progression of brain tumors to identify new prognosis and therapeutic approaches.

Our lab is always looking for strong and excellent prospective Master/PhD/PostDoc candidates, so feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining the lab!

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