SAKUNTABHAI Anavaj : Institut Pasteur : Functional genetics of Infectious Diseases Unit

Unit : Département Génomes et Génétiques - Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur
Unité de Génétique fonctionnelle des maladies infectieuses
Département Génomes et Génétiques
28 rue du Docteur Roux
75015 PARIS

Speciality : Department DGNRV

Director of the unit : Didier MAZEL

Principal investigator :

SAKUNTABHAI Anavaj
Email : anavajSPAMFILTER@pasteur.fr Phone number: +33 (0)1 44 38 91 03

Composition of research team :

  • SAKUNTABHAI Anavaj (CL, IP, HDR)   
  • BUREAU Jean-François (CL, IP HDR)   
  • ROTH Claude (CR, IP, HDR)    
  • PAUL Richard (CR, IP, HDR)     
  • ROUSSILHON Christian (CR, IP)       
  • CASADEMONT Isabelle (Ingénieur IP)

5 Recent publications of the research team :

Louicharoen C, Patin E, Paul R, Nuchprayoon I, Witoonpanich B, Peerapittayamongkol C, Casademont I, Sura T, Laird NM, Singhasivanon P, Quintana-Murci L, Sakuntabhai A. Positively selected G6PD-Mahidol mutation reduces Plasmodium vivax density in Southeast Asians. Science. 2009 Dec 11;326(5959):1546-9.

Herrant M, Loucoubar C, Bassène H, Gonçalves B, Boufkhed S, Diene Sarr F, Fontanet A, Tall A, Baril L, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Mécheri S, Sakuntabhai A, Paul R. Asthma and atopic dermatitis are associated with increased risk of clinical Plasmodium falciparum malaria. BMJ Open. 2013 Jul 24;3(7). doi:pii: e002835. 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002835.

Loucoubar C, Grange L, Paul R, Huret A, Tall A, Telle O, Roussilhon C, Faye J, Diene-Sarr F, Trape JF, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Sakuntabhai A, Bureau JF. High number of previous Plasmodium falciparum clinical episodes increases risk of future episodes in a sub-group of individuals. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55666. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055666. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Loucoubar C, Goncalves B, Tall A, Sokhna C, Trape JF, Diène Sarr F, Faye J, Badiane A, Ly AB, Diop A, Bar-Hen A, Bureau JF, Sakuntabhai A, Paul R. Impact of changing drug treatment and malaria endemicity on the heritability of malaria phenotypes in a longitudinal family-based cohort study. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26364. Epub 2011 Nov 3.

Lawaly YR, Sakuntabhai A, Marrama L, Konate L, Phimpraphi W, Sokhna C, Tall A, Sarr FD, Peerapittayamongkol C, Louicharoen C, Schneider BS, Levescot A, Talman A, Casademont I, Menard D, Trape JF, Rogier C, Kaewkunwal J, Sura T, Nuchprayoon I, Ariey F, Baril L, Singhasivanon P, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Paul R. Heritability of the human infectious reservoir of malaria parasites. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 29;5(6):e11358