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Nicole Guiso

  • Nicole Guiso is the Head of the Research Unit, Molecular Prevention and Therapy of Human Diseases, and Director of the 'National Whooping cough and other Bordetelloses Reference Centre' and of the 'Toxinogenic Corynebacteria Reference Centre' at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. She joined Institut Pasteur in 1972 as a voluntary trainee, having obtained a Master's Degree in biochemistry.
  • In 1980, Nicole Guiso was awarded a PhD for her thesis on the evolution of the lactose genes in Enterobacteriaceae.
  • Nicole Guiso left the Pasteur Institute to study Archaebacteria as Visiting Lecturer at the National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado, USA. She returned to the Institute in 1988, resuming the post of Research Lecturer, undertaking studies on the factors implicated in Bordetella species pathogenicity.
  • In 1991, Nicole Guiso was appointed Laboratory Head and, 2 years later, she became Director of the National Bordetella Reference Centre and the Head of the Bordetella Research Unit. Professor Guiso accepted the position of Head of the Ecosystems and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases department in 2002 and, in 2008, became Head of the Toxigenic Corynebacteria Reference Centre.
  • Nicole Guiso was awarded the Nicloux Prize of the French Chemical Society in 1984, the Dr Darolles Prize of the Academy of Medicine in 1998, and received the 'Grade de Chevalier dans l'ordre National du Mérite' in 2001 and the French Legion of Honor Medal in 2006.