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Dr Benoit Pons

Dr Benoit Pons

Postdoctoral Researcher

 Environment and Sustainability Institute Desk 2, Room 2.03


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


During my PhD, I worked on the impact of biochemical activities of a bacterial genotoxin (Cytolethal Distending Toxin, CDT) on its toxicity. I joined Dr Van Houte's lab to work on CRISPR/anti-CRISPR interactions.


2019: PhD - Biochemistry - "Study of the activity of Cytolethal Distending Toxin and damages induced during mitosis" (Université de Toulouse, France/Toxalim Research Center in Food Toxicology, France)

2016: Biochemical Engineering Degree (INSA Toulouse, France)


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Journal articles

Watson BNJ, Capria L, Alseth EO, Pons BJ, Biswas A, Lenzi L, Buckling A, van Houte S, Westra ER, Meaden S, et al (2024). CRISPR-Cas in Pseudomonas aeruginosa provides transient population-level immunity against high phage exposures. The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology, 18(1).
Pons BJ, Dimitriu T, Westra ER, van Houte S (2023). Antibiotics that affect translation can antagonize phage infectivity by interfering with the deployment of counter-defenses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 120(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Pons BJ, Westra ER, van Houte S (2023). Determination of Acr-mediated immunosuppression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. MethodsX, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.
Castillo S, Gence R, Pagan D, Koraïchi F, Bouchenot C, Pons BJ, Boëlle B, Olichon A, Lajoie-Mazenc I, Favre G, et al (2023). Visualizing the subcellular localization of RHOB-GTP and GTPase-Effector complexes using a split-GFP/nanobody labelling assay. European Journal of Cell Biology, 102(4). Abstract.
He Z, Gharaibeh RZ, Newsome RC, Pope JL, Dougherty MW, Tomkovich S, Pons B, Mirey G, Vignard J, Hendrixson DR, et al (2018). Campylobacter jejuni promotes colorectal tumorigenesis through the action of cytolethal distending toxin. Gut, 68(2).

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