Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    Bachelor, Biochemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1986
    Master, Biochemistry, University of Geneva

  • 1990
    PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1991 – 1995
    Post-Doc, Parasitology, Stanford University School of Medecine, USA

  • 1995 – 2001
    Assistant Professor, ZMBH University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • 2001
    Prov. Doz., Molecular Cell Parasitology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • 2001 – 2004
    Senior Lecturer/Reader, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

  • Since 2004
    Visiting Professor in Parasitology, Imperial College London

  • 2004 – 2010
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

  • Since 2010
    Full Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

  • 2011 – 2014
    Vice Dean for basic Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Selected publications

  • 1. Jacot D, Tosetti N, Pires I, Stock J, Graindorge A, Hung YF, Han H, Tewari R, Kursula I, Soldati-Favre D. (2016) An Apicomplexan Actin-Binding Protein Serves as a Connector and Lipid Sensor to Coordinate Motility and Invasion. Cell Host Microbe. 20(6):731-743.

  • 2. Bullen HE, Jia Y, Yamaryo-Botté Y, Bisio H, Zhang O, Jemelin NK, Marq JB, Carruthers V, Botté CY, Soldati-Favre D. Phosphatidic Acid-Mediated Signaling Regulates Microneme Secretion in Toxoplasma. Cell Host Microbe. 19(3):349-60.

  • 3. Graindorge A, Frénal K, Jacot D, Salamun J, Marq JB, Soldati-Favre D. The Conoid Associated Motor MyoH Is Indispensable for Toxoplasma gondii Entry and Exit from Host Cells. PLoS Pathog. 12(1):e1005388.

  • 4. Hammoudi PM, Jacot D, Mueller C, Di Cristina M, Dogga SK, Marq JB, Romano J, Tosetti N, Dubrot J, Emre Y, Lunghi M, Coppens I, Yamamoto M, Sojka D, Pino P, Soldati-Favre D. Fundamental Roles of the Golgi-Associated Toxoplasma Aspartyl Protease, ASP5, at the Host-Parasite Interface. PLoS Pathog 11(10):e1005211.

  • 5. Oppenheim RD, Creek DJ, Macrae JI, Modrzynska KK, Pino P, Limenitakis J, Polonais V, Seeber F, Barrett MP, Billker O, McConville MJ, Soldati-Favre D. BCKDH: the missing link in apicomplexan mitochondrial metabolism is required for full virulence of Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium berghei. PLoS Pathog. 10(7):e1004263.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • An integrated approach to elucidate the molecular mechanisms governing host cell invasion by the Apicomplexa (2016 SNSF 310030B_166678)

  • Metabolic Network govering Toxoplasma gondii persistence and transmission ( 2014 – IPhD projects 51PHP0_157303)

  • ToxoPersist (2016 ERC Advanced Grant)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Research Council member and President of the Division III Biologie Medicine at the Swiss National Science Foundation

  • Member of the Educational board of

  • Member of the Wellcome Trust committee panel Infection and immunity, 2005 – 2007

  • Expert for the European Research Council, 2010 – 2014

  • Coordinator of Cluster II EviMalaR FP7 Network of Excellence

  • Editorial Positions

  • Editor for Parasitology: Molecular Microbiology, since 2010

  • Deputy Editor: International Journal for Parasitology, 2007 – 2010

  • Member of the Editorial Boards: Cell Host & Microbe, PloS Pathogens, BMC Microbiology, Traffic, Current Opinion in Microbiology, Cellular Microbiology

  • BRE at eLIFE

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, 4 children


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