Aurélia Hiron

PhD, "Bacteria and maternal/fœtal risk" team member

Research

Zinc capture is of crucial importance for the development and the virulence of pathogen. Zinc concentrations inside the host are very variable. So, pathogenic bacteria have developed several systems involved in zinc homeostasis, which are until now poorly studied in Streptococcus agalactiae.
Our objective is  to define how zinc acquisition allows S agalactiae to adapt and to colonise its various ecological niches.
First, we have identified a zinc transporter and showed a role in cell morphology, and in growth in human biological fluids. 

Other activities

Associate professor in the Sciences et Techniques department of the Tours University. Mainly teaching at Master degree, responsible for the “infectious diseases” and “food microbiology” teaching units.

Contact details

Aurélia HIRON

  Aurélia Hiron
  Université de Tours - Faculté de Médecine
  UMR ISP
  10 boulevard Tonnellé
  37032 Tours Cedex 1
  France
  33(0)2 47 36 61 97
  Email : aurelia.hiron@univ-tours.fr

Publications

HAL
PubMed
ResearchGate

See also

Modification date: 18 December 2023 | Publication date: 15 February 2017 | By: Aurélia Hiron