Arabella TOUATI

Nationality Tunisian
Year of selection2011
InstitutionUniversité Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €


2 years

Tracking a common culprit: pneumonia and encephalitis

A single bacterium, Mycoplasma pneumoniaie, may be involved in community-acquired pneumonia, acute attacks of asthma and even encephalitis, especially in children. The risk of severe outbreaks is high in confined settings like hospitals, and a fast response requires identifying the type of the bacterial isolate involved. Dr. Arabella Touati is developing a method to differentiate subtypes of M. pneumoniaie around the world that should work even if the isolates mutate over the course of an outbreak.

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