28. French Bacteriologist Receives Balzan Prize

Scanning electron micrograph of Listeria monocytogenes

According to Dr. Cossart’s research projects, in which they investigate on infection by Intracellular bacteria, and focused primarily on Listeria  monocytogenes.

According to Dr. Cossart, the goal of her research is to make clear bacterial and host cell factors which is essential for the establishment and persistence of infection and also to define the mechanisms in which they are involved.

Dr. Cossart had received the prize for infectious diseases on the basis of basic and clinical aspects, "For her seminal discoveries on the molecular biology of pathogenic bacteria and their interaction with host cells. Her research has provided very significant insights into the mechanisms underlying infectious diseases and how to reduce their bad effects.
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