Lecturer - Biosciences
Brunel University London
I have done my PhD research work at the Centre of Immunology of Marseille-Luminy (CIML) and received my PhD in Immunology in 2002 from the University of Aix-Marseille, France. I have identified sets of genes differentially expressed during the development of T lymphocytes in mice and characterised their protein products. I have produced knock-out mice deficient for the coronin-1a gene and we have demonstrated that the actin-binding coronin-1A protein is crucial for the development and activation of T cells. After a post-doc at Institut Pasteur, Paris, I have joined the Hong Kong University-Pasteur Research Centre, first as a post-doc, then as a Research Assistant Professor and leader of the Virus-Host Interactions group.
Since 2003, my research focuses on virus interactions with cellular host factors. My objective is to understand how viruses exploit the cells during early and late stages of the viral life cycle and which restriction mechanisms cells have developed to counteract viral infections. I have developed projects on human coronaviruses, dengue virus and influenza A virus with the objective to identify common and differential pathways used by enveloped viruses during critical stages of their life cycle.
The Virus-Host Interactions group works on:
- the characterization of intracellular trafficking properties of viral structural proteins, their mode of assembly and budding of particles from cellular membranes.
- the identification of novel virus-host interactions mainly through high-throughput genomic scale screenings.
- the identification of the molecular mechanisms responsible for enhancement or restriction of infection by host factors.
The ultimate goal is to identify novel targets for anti-viral strategies.
I joined Brunel University London in August 2011 and continue the research started in Hong Kong. I am Lecturer in Medical Microbiology. Since October 2013, I am Fellow of the Brunel ETC technology platform.
(2012) Millet, JK. , Kien, F. , Cheung, C-Y. , Siu, Y-L. , et al. , Ezrin Interacts with the SARS Coronavirus Spike Protein and Restrains Infection at the Entry Stage, PLoS ONE 7 (11)
(2012) Tang, DJ. , Lam, YM. , Siu, YL. , Lam, CH. , et al. , A single residue substitution in the receptor-binding domain of H5N1 hemagglutinin is critical for packaging into pseudotyped lentiviral particles, PLoS One 7 (11) : e43596- Download publication
(2012) Ma, H. , Kien, F. , Manière, M. , Zhang, Y. , et al. , Human annexin A6 interacts with influenza a virus protein M2 and negatively modulates infection, Journal of Virology 86 (3) : 1789- 1801
(2012) Mesel-Lemoine, M. , Millet, J. , Vidalain, PO. , Law, H. , et al. , A human coronavirus responsible for the common cold massively kills dendritic cells but not monocytes, Journal of Virology 86 (14) : 7577- 7587 Download publication
(2012) Jaume, M. , Yip, MS. , Kam, YW. , Cheung, CY. , et al. , SARS CoV subunit vaccine: Antibodymediated neutralisation and enhancement, Hong Kong Medical Journal 18 (SUPP2) : 31- 36
(2012) Ma, H. , Kien, F. , Manière, M. , Zhang, Y. , et al. , Human annexin A6 interacts with influenza a virus protein M2 and negatively modulates infection., J Virol 86 (3) : 1789- 1801 Download publication
(2012) Kudelko, M. , Brault, J-B. , Kwok, K. , Li, MY. , et al. , Class II ADP-ribosylation factors are required for efficient secretion of Dengue viruses, Journal of Biological Chemistry 287 (1) : 767- 777 Download publication
(2011) Jaume, M. , Yip, MS. , Cheung, CY. , Leung, HL. , et al. , Anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus spike antibodies trigger infection of human immune cells via a pH- and cysteine protease-independent FcγR pathway., J Virol 85 (20) : 10582- 10597 Download publication
(2010) Teoh, K-T. , Siu, Y-L. , Chan, W-L. , Schlüter, MA. , et al. , The SARS coronavirus E protein interacts with PALS1 and alters tight junction formation and epithelial morphogenesis, Molecular Biology of the Cell 21 (22) : 3838- 3852
(2009) Wang, P-G. , Kudelko, M. , Lo, J. , Yu Lam Siu, L. , et al. , Efficient assembly and secretion of recombinant subviral particles of the four dengue serotypes using native prM and E proteins, PLoS ONE 4 (12)
(2009) Wang, PG. , Kudelko, M. , Lo, J. , Siu, LY. , et al. , Efficient assembly and secretion of recombinant subviral particles of the four dengue serotypes using native prM and E proteins., PloS one 4 (12)
(2008) Siu, YL. , Teoh, KT. , Lo, J. , Chan, CM. , et al. , The M, E, and N structural proteins of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus are required for efficient assembly, trafficking, and release of virus-like particles, Journal of Virology 82 (22) : 11318- 11330 Download publication
(2008) Ho, JW. , Hershkovitz, O. , Peiris, M. , Zilka, A. , et al. , H5-type influenza virus hemagglutinin is functionally recognized by the natural killer-activating receptor NKp44, Journal of Virology 82 (4) : 2028- 2032
(2008) Mugnier, B. , Nal, B. , Verthuy, C. , Boyer, C. , et al. , Coronin-1A links cytoskeleton dynamics to TCRαβ-induced cell signaling, PLoS ONE 3 (10)
(2007) Kam, YW. , Kien, F. , Roberts, A. , Cheung, YC. , et al. , Antibodies against trimeric S glycoprotein protect hamsters against SARS-CoV challenge despite their capacity to mediate FcγRII-dependent entry into B cells in vitro, Vaccine 25 (4) : 729- 740
(2005) Nal, B. , Chan, C. , Kien, F. , Siu, L. , et al. , Differential maturation and subcellular localization of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus surface proteins S, M and E, Journal of General Virology 86 (5) : 1423- 1434
(2005) Nal, B. , Chan, C. , Kien, F. , Siu, L. , et al. , Differential maturation and subcellular localization of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus surface proteins S, M and E., J Gen Virol 86 (Pt 5) : 1423- 1434 Download publication
(2004) Das, V. , Nal, B. , Dujeancourt, A. , Thoulouze, M-I. , et al. , Activation-induced polarized recycling targets T cell antigen receptors to the immunological synapse: Involvement of SNARE complexes, Immunity 20 (5) : 577- 588
(2004) Nal, B. , Carroll, P. , Mohr, E. , Verthuy, C. , et al. , Coronin-1 expression in T lymphocytes: Insights into protein function during T cell development and activation, International Immunology 16 (2) : 231- 240
(2002) Das, V. , Nal, B. , Roumier, A. , Meas-Yedid, V. , et al. , Membrane-cytoskeleton interactions during the formation of the immunological synapse and subsequent T-cell activation, Immunological Reviews 189 123- 135
(2002) Ramialison, M. , Mohr, E. , Nal, B. , Saboul, T. , et al. , Expression profiling in mouse fetal thymus reveals clusters of coordinately expressed genes that mark individual stages of T-cell ontogeny, Immunogenetics 54 (7) : 469- 478
(2001) Nal, B. , Mohr, E. , Silva, M-ID. , Tagett, R. , et al. , Wdr12, a mouse gene encoding a novel WD-repeat protein with a notchless-like amino-terminal domain, Genomics 79 (1) : 77- 86
(2001) Nal, B. , Mohr, E. and Ferrier, P. , Location analysis of DNA-bound proteins at the whole-genome level: Untangling transcriptional regulatory networks, BioEssays 23 (6) : 473- 476
(2013) Kien, F. , Ma, H. , Díaz Gaisenband, S. and Nal, B. , Viroporins: Differential Functions at Late Stages of Viral Life Cycles. In: Nayak, A. and Kishore, U. eds. Microbial Pathogenesis: Infection and Immunity. Landes Bioscience Download publication