Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983
    Mag. rer.nat (Biology), University of Graz, Austria

  • 1986
    Dr. phil. (Biology), University of Salzburg, Austria

  • 1987
    Research assistant at the Hygiene Institute of the University of Graz

  • 1991
    Postdoctoral scientist. Institut Pasteur, Paris

  • 1992
    Research Associate Food Research Institute, University Madison/USA

  • 1995
    Postdoctoral scientist. Institut Pasteur/Paris

  • 1998
    Research assistant, Institut Pasteur/Paris

  • 2000
    Assistant Professor, Institut Pasteur, Paris

  • 2006
    Associate Professor, Institut Pasteur, Paris

  • 2008
    Director Unit Biology of Intracellular Bacteria/Institut Pasteur, Paris

  • Since 2013
    Professor, Institut Pasteur, Paris

Selected publications

  • Escoll P, Song OR, Viana F, Steiner B, Lagache T, Olivo-Marin JC, Impens F, Brodin P, Hilbi H, Buchrieser C. (2017) Legionella pneumophila Modulates Mitochondrial Dynamics to Trigger Metabolic Repurposing of Infected Macrophages. Cell Host Microbe. 22(3):302-316.e7.

  • Sahr T, Rusniok C, Impens F, Oliva G, Sismeiro O, Coppée JY, Buchrieser C. (2017) The Legionella pneumophila genome evolved to accommodate multiple regulatory mechanisms controlled by the CsrA-system. PLoS Genet. 13(2):e1006629.

  • David S*, Rusniok C*, Mentasti M, Gomez-Valero L, Harris S, Ginevra C, Glaser P, Ma L, Bouchier L, Underwood A, Jarraud S, Harrison T, Parkhill J*, Buchrieser C*. (2016) Whole genome sequencing reveals that multiple independent pathogenic clones of Legionella pneumophila emerged recently in unknown niches. Genome Research 26(11):1555-1564

  • Rolando M, Escoll P, Nora T, Bauvy C, Bedia C, Daniels C, Abraham G, Stogios PJ, Skarina T, Christophe C, Dervins-Ravault D, Cazalet C, Hilbi H, Rupasinghe T, Tull D, McConville M, Ong SY, Hartland E, Codogno P, Levade T, Nader T, Savchenko A and C. Buchrieser. (2016) Legionella pneumophila S1P-lyase targets host sphingolipid metabolism to restrain Autophagy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 113(7):1901-6

  • Escoll P, Mondino S, Rolando M, Buchrieser C. (2015) Targeting of host organelles by pathogenic bacteria: a sophisticated subversion strategy. Nat Rev Microbiol. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2015.1.

  • Rolando M, Gomez-Valero L, Buchrieser C. (2015) Bacterial remodelling of the host epigenome: functional role and evolution of effectors methylating host histones. Cell Microbiol. 17(8):1098-107.

  • Oliva G, Sahr T, Buchrieser C. (2015) Small RNAs, 5' UTR elements and RNA-binding proteins in intracellular bacteria: impact on metabolism and virulence. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 39(3)2:331-349.

  • Gomez-Valero L, Rusniok C, Rolando M, Neou M, Dervins-Ravault D, Rouy Z, Moore RJ, Chen H, Petty NK, Jarraud S, Etienne J, Steinert M, Heuner K, Gribaldo S, Médigue, C, Glöckner G, Hartland EL, Buchrieser C (2014) Comparative analyses of Legionella species identifies genetic features of strains causing Legionnaires' Disease. Genome Biology 15(11):505.

  • Rolando M, Sanulli S, Rusniok C, Gomez-Valero L, Bertholet C, Sahr T, Margueron R, Buchrieser C (2013) Legionella pneumophila exploits a new epigenetic histone mark, H3K14me3 to down regulate host gene transcription Cell Host Microbe 13(4):395-405

  • Sahr T, Rusniok C, Dervins-Ravault D, Sismeiro O, Coppee JY, Buchrieser C (2012) Deep sequencing defines the transcriptional map of Legionella pneumophila and identifies growth phase-dependent regulated ncRNAs implicated in virulence. RNA Biol. 9(4).

  • Cazalet C, Gomez-Valero L, Rusniok C, Lomma M, Dervins-Ravault D, Newton HJ, Sansom FM, Jarraud S, Zidane N, Ma L, Bouchier C, Etienne J, Hartland EL, Buchrieser C. (2010) Analysis of the Legionella longbeachae Genome and Transcriptome Uncovers Unique Strategies to Cause Legionnaires' Disease. PLoS Genet 6(2): e1000851.

  • Sahr T, Brüggemann H, Jules M, Lomma M, Albert-Weissenberger C, Cazalet C, Buchrieser C. (2009) Two small ncRNAs jointly govern virulence and transmission in Legionella pneumophila. Mol Microbiol. 72(3):741-762.

  • Loh E, Dussurget O, Gripenland J, Vaitkevicius K, Tiensuu T, Mandin P, Repoila F, Buchrieser C, Cossart P, Johansson J. (2009) A trans-acting riboswitch controls expression of the virulence regulator PrfA in Listeria monocytogenes. Cell. 139(4):770-9.

  • Cazalet C, Jarraud S, Ghavi-Helm Y, Kunst F, Glaser P, Etienne J, Buchrieser C. (2008) Multigenome analysis identifies a worldwide distributed epidemic Legionella pneumophila clone that emerged within a highly diverse species. Genome Res. 18(3):431-41.

  • Brüggemann H, Hagman A, Jules M, Sismeiro O, Dillies MA, Gouyette C, Kunst F, Steinert M, Heuner K, Coppee JY, Buchrieser C. (2006) Virulence strategies for infecting phagocytes deduced from the in vivo transcriptional program of Legionella pneumophila. Cell Microbiol 8(8):1228-40

  • Cazalet C, Rusniok C, Brüggemann H, Zidane N, Magnier A, Ma L, Tichit M, Jarraud S, Bouchier C, Vandenesch F, Kunst F, Etienne J, Glaser P and Buchrieser C (2004) Evidence in the Legionella pneumophila genome for exploitation of host cell functions and high genome plasticity. Nature Genetics 36(11):1165-73.

  • Glaser P, Frangeul L, Buchrieser C, Rusniok C. 50 authors Cossart P (2001) Comparative genomics of Listeria species. Science. 294 (5543):849-52



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • President of the Scientific Council, Institut Pasteur (since 2017)

  • Member of the Scientific Council, Institut Pasteur (since 2013)

  • Member of the Sceintific Comity of the Fondation de Recherche Médicale (FRM), 2013 – 2018

  • Scientific Advisory Board, Zentrums für Infektionsmedizin München (since 2010)

  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Genome Program Gen-Au (since 2005)

  • Conference Organizing Advisory Committee, Institut Pasteur, since 2008

  • Member of the Council of the Department Genomes and Genetics

  • Member of several national evaluation committees for research (AERES)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, two children


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