Jost Enninga

Current position

Group leader

Host institution

Pasteur Institute, Inserm

Shigella bacteria entry in a cell

Cell biology of bacterial invasion


Jost Enninga establishes novel tools that yield information on the molecular details of bacterial pathogen infection in the context of single living cells with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution.

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• 2003 Ph. D. in Cell Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA, Guenter Blobel's lab, Transport of biological macromolecules between cellular compartments

• 2004-2008 Post-doctoral fellow, The Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, Phillipe Sansonetti and Guy Tran Van Nhieu, Secretion Type III effectors from Gram negative bacteria

• 2008 Appointed Group leader at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France


• Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), 2010

• Robert Koch Post-doctoral award, 2006