Dr Olivier Silvie
Centre d’Immunologie et des Maladies Infectieuses (Sorbonne Université/INSERM), France
Dr Olivier Silvie is a group leader in the “Centre d’Immunologie et des Maladies Infectieuses” (Sorbonne Université/INSERM), in Paris, France. He received a Medical Doctorate from Université René Descartes in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 2006.
After a 4-years postdoctoral stay in Heidelberg and Berlin in Germany, he was appointed by INSERM in 2010 as a tenure track researcher. Dr Silvie’s research focuses on the malaria pre-erythrocytic stages, investigating the mechanisms of sporozoite invasion to identify novel vaccine targets. His work makes extensive use of genetic engineering and relies on cellular models for both human and rodent malaria parasites.