Kafatos:Gendrin, Mathilde

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Contact Info

  • Mathilde Gendrin
  • Kafatos/Christophides lab
  • Sir Alexander Flemming Building, 6th Floor
  • South Kensington Campus
  • Imperial College
  • London SW7 2AZ
  • m dot gendrin at imperial dot ac dot uk


  • 2010, PhD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • 2005, MS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • 2003, BS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France)

Research interests

During my PhD, I worked on the cooperation between local and systemic responses in the antibacterial defenses of Drosophila. I am now studying the tripartite interactions between the mosquito Anopheles gambiae, its gut microbiota and the malaria parasite.


  1. Article: Gendrin M, Welchman DP, Poidevin M, Hervé M, Lemaitre B (2009) Long-Range Activation of Systemic Immunity through Peptidoglycan Diffusion in Drosophila. PLoS Pathog 5(12): e1000694. pmid=20019799
  2. Book (PhD thesis): Gendrin M. Immunité de la Drosophile. Articulations entre réponses locale et systémique dans les défenses antibactériennes de la Drosophile. isbn=978-613-1-56749-0