Anne Jolivet-Gougeon

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Equipe de Microbiologie, EA 1254, Université de Rennes 1, 2, avenue du Professeur Léon Bernard, 35043 Rennes, France
nne.gougeon@univ-rennes1.fr

Biosketch
Professor of Microbiology at University of Rennes 1 (France)
- Doctor in Pharmacy (Master thesis, PhD)
- Lecturer
- Member of the Microbiology Research Team EA 1254 “infectious risk” (University of Rennes 1, European University of Brittany, France)

Hospital Practitioner (medical biologist), at the Teaching Hospital of Rennes, France.
Manager of the Bacteriology 1 Department.
With experience in:
- the field of human microbiology (diagnostic of infectious diseases)
- Management of major infectious risk

Topics of the research:
- oral bacteria
- virulence factors and survival processes in pathogenic bacteria; antimicrobial susceptibility studies.

Summary

Antibiotics and bacteria in biofilms: a daily fight
Natural or matrix-encased bacterial biofilms are more resistant to killing by antibiotics than planktonics cells. Some antimicrobial agents are able to inhibit biofilm formation and others can induce it, depending on concentration and molecular mechanism of action. These findings contribute to inconstant success of antimicrobial therapy, particularly in device infections.