PhD completed in the team from 2009 to 2013


Valentina d'ARIENZO (26 September 2013)

Thesis Director : Denys Brand.

Characterization of envelope glycoproteins of viral variants involved in the transmission of hepatitis C

(currently Post-Doc at INSERM U1052, Lyon, France)

Laura ESTEBAN-RIESCO (7th December 2012)

Thesis Directors: Catherine Gaudy-Graffin & Alain Goudeau.
Role of autologous neutralizing antibodies in spontaneous recovery during infection by hepatitis C virus
(currently Pharmacist, CACIC, Centrale de Référencement et Conseil santé)


Antoine CHAILLON (31st August 2012)

Thesis Directors: Francis Barin & Martine Braibant.

HIV env glycoproteins: contribution to the study of biological properties and protection mechanisms by neutralizing antibodies

(Currently Assistant Professor at Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA)



Suzie THENIN (13th April 2012)

Thesis Directors: Francis Barin & Martine Braibant.

     Mother-to-child transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 : role of maternal neutralizing antibodies and biological properties of the transmitted variants

(Currently Post-Doc at Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, USA)



Vincent CAVAL (3rd February 2011)

Thesis Director : Jean-Christophe Pagès.

Using heterologous virus assembly properties to study the viral cycle of the hepatitis C virus.

(Currently Scientist at Pasteur Institute, Paris)



Pauline FERRARIS (16th December 2011)

Thesis Directors: Philippe Roingeard & Emmanuelle Blanchard.

Ultrastructural and biochemical analyses of cellular membranes associated with the Hepatitis C virus replication complex

(Currently Post-Doc at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA)



Wootichai KHAMDUANG (28th September 2011)

Thesis Directors : Alain Goudeau, Catherine Gaudy-Graffin & Wasna Sirirungsi.

(Thesis under joint supervision with the University of Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Analysis of Virus mutants of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in patients co-infected with HIV and HBV in Thailand.

(Currently Assistant Professor at Chiang Mai University, Thailand)



Marion DEPLA (27th September 2011)

Thesis Director: Philippe Roingeard

     In vitro modeling and clinical study of steatosis induced by the hepatitis C virus

(Currently Post-Doc at the Research center CHUM-Hospital St-Luc, Montreal, Canada)



Elodie BEAUMONT (15 December 2009)

Thesis Director: Denys Brand
Study of the in vivo emergence of a Human Immunodefiency virus type 1 variant carrying glycoproteins naturally truncated in their cytoplasmic domain
(Currently University biomedical engineer at U1259)