Viscogliosi Eric, DR CNRS, HDR, Team leader

Certad Gabriela, PU, HDR, Univ Catholique of Lille

Chabé Magali, MCU, HDR, Univ. Lille

Gantois Nausicaa, IE, Institut Pasteur

Gosset Pierre, PU-PH, Univ Catholique of Lille

Mihalache Adriana, MCU-PH, Univ. Catholique of Lille

Guilavogui Timothé, MD, PhD student, Univ. Lille

Naguib Doaa, MD, PhD student, Mansoura University, Faculty of Veterinary medicine 

Shengyi LU, master 2 Sorbonne University

DENOYELLE Constance, master 2, Univ of Lille

Certad Gabriela, PU, HDR, Univ. Catholique of Lille

Clinical Research Officer

Gabriela Certad is Medical Doctor from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) (1992). She received her Master of Science (Parasitology) from McGill University in 1997. The following year she joined the Parasitology Department of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCV as Associate Professor and Hospital Practitioner.

To complete her academic training she obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the University of Alabama (USA)/Universidad Cayetano Heredia (Peru) in 2003, and her PhD degree from the University of Lille in 2008. From 2010 to 2013 she completed a Post Doctoral fellow in the laboratory Biology and Diversity of Emergent Eukaryotic Pathogens and then obtained a position of Clinical Research Officer in the Medical Research Department of the Group of Hospitals at the Catholic Institute of Lille (GHICL).

She obtained the Research Direction Habilitation (HDR) in 2014 from the University of Lille 1. Currently she is the leader of the group "Cryptosporidium" in the team Ecology and Physiopathology of Intestinal Protozoa , focusing her main research activities on the epidemiology, transmission and physiopathology of this intestinal parasite.

Benamrouz-Vanneste Sadia, MCU, Univ. Catholique of Lille

Assistant Professeur

Sadia BENAMROUZ-VANNESTE obtained her Biological Engineering in 2002, followed by her Master in Bioprocess and Plant Biotechnology in 2006. She defended her PhD thesis in Parasitology in 2012 at the University of Lille.
After a two-year experience in clinical research, she joined the team Biology and Diversity of Emerging Eukaryotic Pathogens in 2009 to complete her PhD.
Since then, she has focused her research activities on the epidemiology, transmission and physiopathology of Cryptosporidium  and more particularly on the theme "Cryptosporidium and cancer" within the team Ecology and Physiopathology of Intestinal Protozoa.  At the same time, she also teachs at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Sciences (FGES) of the Institut Catholique de Lille (ICL).



Desramaut Jeremy , Laboratory technician Institut Pasteur of Lille

Laboratory technician

Jérémy obtained a BTS in Biological and biotechnological agro-food analysis in 2004 at LEGTA in Douai. In 2005, he began his career at the Institut Pasteur of Lille as a laboratory technician in the water department in Ecotoxicology. In 2011, he joined the medical biology laboratory to perform biochemical and hematology analyzes. In 2015, he joined the CIIL in the BLIM team where he trained as a research technician before joining the LAG-CRB of Professor Amouyel's unit in October 2019. Recently, he joined ECOPHIP and brings its technical assistance to the different projects of the team.


Guilavogui Timothé, MD, PhD student, Univ. Lille

Doctoral student, Physician Epidemiologist

Timothé Guilavogui obtained his medical doctor degree in 2003 at the Faculty of Medicine in Conakry. After three years of experience in health care as chief medical officer, Timothé obtained a master's degree in epidemiology at the University of Abomey Calavi in Benin. Thereafter Timothé was appointed in Guinea as Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the National STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Health Management Program, Deputy National Coordinator of the National Malaria Control Program and then National Director of Major Endemics and Disease Control at the Ministry of Health. Since September 2020, he is the Coordinator of the Support Unit for the Management and Coordination of Programs and Projects of the Ministry of Health of Guinea. He is also a PhD student in the ECOPHIP team and is interested in the molecular epidemiology of intestinal parasites in Guinea and the involvement of the protozoan Cryptosporidium in the occurrence of colorectal cancer in humans.


Khalil Muriel , Master 2 Traineeship

KHALIL Muriel , Master 2 Traineeship

Muriel Khalil obtained a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry - SVT in 2019 at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. She is currently in Master 2 "Genomics and Functional Proteomics" at the same university. Her graduation project focuses on the "Study of the antioxidant enzymatic system of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis" under the supervision of Dr. Eric Viscogliosi and Dr. Magali Chabé.


Chabé Magali, MCU, HDR, Univ. Lille

Lecturer, PharmD, PhD, HDR

Magali Chabé received her DES in Pharmacy in 2004 and her Ph.D. degree in Parasitology in 2005 at the University of Lille, France. Her thesis was co-directed by Dr. Eduardo Dei-Cas, Pasteur Institute of Lille, France and Prof. Sergio Vargas, Faculty of Medicine of Santiago de Chile, Chile. She obtained a position as Lecturer in the Parasitology Laboratory at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Lille in 2005 and the Research Direction Habilitation in 2018 from the same university.
After being interested until 2013 in the natural history of pneumocystosis (Lab. ECOPA at the Pasteur Institute of Lille, then BDPEE within the CIIL), she is since 2015 in charge of "omics" studies (comparative genomics and metagenomics) at the ECOPHIP team of CIIL, led by Dr. Eric Viscogliosi, in order to study the pathophysiology of Blastocystis and Cryptosporidium-induced infections of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the role of intestinal protozoa in the gut microbiota.


Gantois Nausicaa, IE, Institut Pasteur of Lille

Engineer, Institut Pasteur of Lille
Nausicaa Gantois obtained a BTS in Biochemistry in 2002 at the Lycée de L'Escaut in Valenciennes and a DU in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Sciences at the University of Lille 2 Droit et Santé in 2003.
Immediately after her training, she started her career at the Institut Pasteur as a research technician in the ECOPHIP team. In 2010, she completed her academic studies by obtaining the Diploma of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes de la Sorbonne in Paris. This last training allowed her to obtain a position of Engineer in 2012.
Due to her broad expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry and animal experimentation, Nausicaa Gantois is currently involved in several research projects of the team on Blastocystis and Cryptosporidium and has a strong activity in laboratory management and supervision of students from different university levels.


Gosset Pierre, PU-PH, Univ. Catholique of Lille

Hospital Practitioner

Pierre Gosset has been certified in Pathology (MD) in 1992 (Lille). He obtained a Master’s degree in Envorinemental Toxicology (1995), a certification in Foetopathology (2000), a PhD in Toxicology (2002, Lille). He joined the GHICL (hospitals of the Lille Catholic University) in 1997 after a two-year experience in the Teaching Hospital of Lille (CHRU) as Professor Assistant and a two-year experience in the Cancer Center “Oscar Lambret” of Lille as pathologist. He is now Head of Pathology department, GHICL (2008) and Professor in Anatomical Pathology (2003). He has been Vice-Dean of Research at the Medical and Maieutic Faculty, Lille (Faculté de Médecine et de Maïeutique de Lille) for six years. He is general pathologist and developed a technical platform in pathology for researchers who need helps in technics and interpretation of cellular and histological samples. He cooperates and publishes with many teams in the fields of cancerology, inflammatory diseases and air pollution pathology. He has joined the team of Eric Viscogliosi to participate in the research on Cryptosporidium infection in patients with colorectal cancer.


Mihalache Adriana, MCU-PH, Univ. Catholique of Lille

Hospital Practitioner

Adriana Mihalache, born in Romania, received her Medical degree in 2000 from “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. After an internship in Pathology started at the University of Cluj-Napoca and completed in France, at Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital (GHICL) in Lille, she received her Pathology MD degree in 2009. She has continued to practice as MD in General Pathology at Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital till today. At the same time, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology in 2016 from Lille 1 University, after a research on glycosylated markers in colorectal carcinoma carried out at the Structural and Functional Glycobiology Unit (UGSF), CNRS, research directed by Dr. Catherine ROBBE-MASSELOT and Dr. Sophie GROUX-DEGROOTE. Adriana Mihalache extended her knowledge in Moleular Biology by obtaining an inter-university diploma in Molecular Pathology in 2017, delivered by Nice University. She has joined the team of Eric Viscogliosi to participate in the research on Cryptosporidium infection in patients with colorectal cancer.


Sawant Manasi, PhD student, Univ. Lille

PhD student

With a Master degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology from the University of Bremen in Germany, Manasi Sawant worked in India as research assistant at King Edward Memorial hospital in Pune and TATA Memorial Centre in Mumbai on epidemiological and epigenetics projects before joining the team ECOPHIP as PhD student by the end of 2018. With a keen interest to study host-pathogen interactions, Manasi is pursuing her PhD trying to understand the pathophysiological aspect of Cryptosporidium under the joint-supervision of Dr Gabriela Certad and Dr Sadia Benamrouz-Vanneste. For this purpose, Manasi focuses her research activities on 1) the characterization of epigenome of Cryptosporidium during its life cycle progression, 2) the discovery of novel inhibitors of epigenetic regulators of the parasite, 3) the study of the association between Cryptosporidium and colon cancer in human and 4) the exploration of potential metabolic pathways involved in the neoplastic lesion induced by Cryptosporidium. Manasi is currently author of two publications as first author in international journals.



Khaled Salma, PhD student, Univ. Lille / Lebanese Univ

Ph.D. Student
Salma Khaled received her Master degree in Food Microbiology in 2017 from the Lebanese University / Faculty of Public Health of Tripoli in Lebanon. From 2017 she started her Ph.D. studies in Medical and Food Microbiology / Parasitology on the project '' Epidemiology and transmission of the enteric parasite Blastocystis sp. '' in cotutelle between the University of Lille and the Lebanese University and University of Lille under the supervision of Dr. Eric Viscogliosi (University of Lille) and Pr. Fouad Daboussy (Lebanese University). Her thesis is funded by a fellowship from the Lebanese association AZM and Saade.  Within this framework, she alternated for 3 years 6-month stays in France and Lebanon and is currently author of 3 publications as first author in international journals. Her defense is scheduled for the end of March 2021.




Current & former PhD & Post-doc

Doaa NAGUIB, Egypt-France Cooperation Program (STDF-IFE)

Salma KHALED, 01/10/2017 – 31/12/2020 Association AZM et Saade, Lebanon
Manasi SAWANT, 01/10/2018 – 30/09/2021 Univ. Lille
Timothé GUILAVOGUI, 01/04/2020 – 31/03/2023 Univ. Lille

Pilar DELGADO-VISCOGLIOSI, 01/01/2014 - 28/02/2015 ANR ROME
Dionigia MELONI, 01/01/2017 - 15/02/2019 Plan Cancer INSERM
Yara AL KAPPANY, 01/04/2019 – 30/09/2019 Egypt-France Cooperation Program (STDF-IFE)

Stéphanie GREIGE, 19/12/2018 in research of post-doc
Martha BAYDOUN, 30/01/2018, Post-doc
Amandine CIAN, 08/12/2016, Teacher
Linh NGUYEN, 20/09/2016, Professor Vietnam
Yuwalee SEESAO, 08/12/2015, Assistant professor Thailand
Marwan OSMAN, 30/09/2015, Assistant professor Lebanon
Dima EL SAFADI, 29/09/2014, Assistant professor Lebanon
Sara KHALIFE 29/09/2014, Assistant professor Lebanon
Sadia BENAMROUZ, 12/12/2012, Assistant professor, UCL Lille
Dionigia MELONI, 22/02/2012, Researcher Italia
Cléa MANTINI 19/10/2010, Researcher private French company
Anna MARTINEZ, 2010, Assistant professor Japon