Institutions: CNRS, University of Montpellier

Label: UMR 9004

Topic: Biology

Institute organisation

Director: Matteo Bonazzi
Deputy director: Nathalie Chazal


Team 1: Membrane domains and viral assembly (Delphine Muriaux and Cyril Favard)

Team 2: Retroviral RNA metabolism (Marylène Mougel)

Team 3: RNA viruses and metabolism (Laurence Briant and Jean-Luc Battini)

Team 4: Players in the pathogenesis of the retroviral infections (Bruno Beaumelle)

Team 5: Interferon and antiviral restriction (Caroline Goujon)

Team 6: Viral trafficking, restriction and innate signaling (Nathalie Arhel and Sébastien Nisole)

Team 7: Cellular and molecular biology of bacterial infections (Matteo Bonazzi)

Team 8: Mycobacterial pathogenesis and novel therapeutic targets (Laurent Kremer)

Team 9: Bacterial enzymes and antibiotic resistance (Konstantin Brodolin)

Team 10: Quantitative biology of membrane trafficking and pathogenesis (Laura Picas)

Team 11: Membrane dynamics and viruses (Raphaël Gaudin)

Research aim

Infectious diseases cause 35 percent of deaths worldwide, and are the world’s biggest killers of children and young adults. Diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as bird flu and tuberculosis, can wreak havoc on the health of both organisms. Zoonoses are responsible for more than 2 million human deaths every year. Moreover, it is estimated that 17% of new cancers world- wide will be attributable to infection. Infectious disease research is therefore essential to better understand how an infectious agent multiplies within a living organism in order to prevent, treat, and even cure the diseases caused by these infections. Our institute is a research centre dedicated to academic research of high quality in the fields of bacteriology, virology, and immunity.

Main financial supporters

European Research Council (ERC), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida et les hépatites virales (ANRS), Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer (ARC), Fondation Infectiopôle Sud, Fondation de la Recherche Médicale (FRM), Institut National du Cancer (INCa), Labex EpigenMed, Ligue Nationale contre le Cancer, Sidaction, Vaincre la Mucovisidose.

International collaborations

IRIM teams are involved in international collaborations with laboratories in Africa, North America, Asia and Europe.