Geneviève Héry-Arnaud Microbiologist, INSERM UMR 1078, UBO, CHRU Brest
Geneviève Héry-Arnaud is Professor of bacteriology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Brest (France) and hospital practitioner at the University Hospital of Brest. After completing her studies in Pharmacy (University of Rennes 1), an internship in medical biology (with the HUGO university hospital group of Western France), a Master’s degree in Microbial Ecology (University of Lyon 1), and a Ph.D. in Life and Health Sciences (F. Rabelais University, Tours), Geneviève Héry-Arnaud spent a postdoctoral year at the Micalis Institute, associating INRA Jouy-en-Josas and AgroParisTech.
Geneviève Héry-Arnaud currently heads the "Microbiota" group within the INSERM UMR1078unit in Brest. Her research focuses on the respiratory ecosystem in the context of bacterial and viral infections in chronic (cystic fibrosis, COPD) and acute (VAP) diseases.
Her objective is threefold:
- to decipher the maturation of the bronchopulmonary microbiota (in connection with the intestinal microbiota),
- to understand its functions,
- and to identify new therapeutic or diagnostic approaches based on the bronchopulmonary microbiota.