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Unité Matériaux et Transformations
CNRS UMR 8207 - Université de Lille

Unité Matériaux et Transformations
Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement
369 rue Jules Guesde
BP 20039
59651 Villeneuve d'Ascq
Tel: 03 20 43 54 97
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Defended PhD thesis

Latest scientific contributions in LillOA (Lille Open Archive)


  1. M. Deleplace, H. Dallagi, T. Dubois, E. Richard, A. Ipatova, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Structure of deposits formed by drying of droplets contaminated with Bacillus spores determines their resistance to rinsing and cleaning, Journal of Food Engineering 318, (2022), [doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2021.110873, LillOA]
  2. H. Dallagi, C. Faille, L. Bouvier, M. Deleplace, T. Dubois, F. Aloui, T. Benezech, M. Deleplace, Wet foam flow: A suitable method for improving surface hygiene in the food industry, Journal of Food Engineering 322, 110976 (2022), [doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2022.110976, LillOA]
  3. O. Soutourina, T. Dubois, M. Monot, P.V. Shelyakin, L. Saujet, P. Boudry, M.S. Gelfand, B. Dupuy, I. Martin-Verstraete, Genome-Wide Transcription Start Site Mapping and Promoter Assignments to a Sigma Factor in the Human Enteropathogen Clostridioides difficile, Frontiers in Microbiology 11, 1939 (2020), [doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01939, LillOA]
  4. E. Richard, T. Dubois, A. Allion-Maurer, P.-K. Jha, C. Faille, Hydrophobicity of abiotic surfaces governs droplets deposition and evaporation patterns, Food Microbiology 91, 103538 (2020), [doi: 10.1016/, LillOA]
  5. T. Dubois, F. Krzewinski, N. Yamakawa, C. Lemy, A. Hamiot, L. BRUNET, A.-S. Lacoste, Y. Knirel, Y. Guerardel, C. Faille, The sps Genes Encode an Original Legionaminic Acid Pathway Required for Crust Assembly in Bacillus subtilis, mBio 11;4, (2020), [doi: 10.1128/mbio.01153-20, LillOA]
  6. T. Dubois, Y.D.N. Tremblay, A. Hamiot, I. Martin-Verstraete, J. Deschamps, M. Monot, R. Briandet, B. Dupuy, A microbiota-generated bile salt induces biofilm formation in Clostridium difficile, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 5;1, (2019), [doi: 10.1038/s41522-019-0087-4, LillOA]
  7. L. Bouillaut, T. Dubois, M.B. Francis, N. Daou, M. Monot, J.A. Sorg, A.L. Sonenshein, B. Dupuy, Role of the global regulator Rex in control of NAD+‐regeneration inClostridioides (Clostridium) difficile, Molecular Microbiology 111;6, 1671-1688 (2019), [doi: 10.1111/mmi.14245, LillOA]
  8. T. Dubois, C. Lemy, S. Perchat, D. Lereclus, The signaling peptide NprX controlling sporulation and necrotrophism is imported intoBacillus thuringiensisby two oligopeptide permease systems, Molecular Microbiology 112;1, 219-232 (2019), [doi: 10.1111/mmi.14264, LillOA]
  9. C. Faille, C. Cunault, T. Dubois, T. Benezech, Hygienic design of food processing lines to mitigate the risk of bacterial food contamination with respect to environmental concerns, Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 46, 65-73 (2018), [doi: 10.1016/j.ifset.2017.10.002, LillOA]
  10. T. Brauge, C. Faille, G. Inglebert, T. Dubois, P. Morieux, C. Slomianny, G. Midelet-Bourdin, Comparative evaluation of DNA extraction methods for amplification by qPCR of superficial vs intracellular DNA from Bacillus spores, International Journal of Food Microbiology 266, 289-294 (2018), [doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.12.012, LillOA]
  11. T. Dubois, M. Dancer-Thibonnier, M. Monot, A. Hamiot, L. Bouillaut, O. Soutourina, I. Martin-Verstraete, B. Dupuy, V.B. Young, Control of Clostridium difficile Physiopathology in Response to Cysteine Availability, Infection and immunity 84, 2389-2405 (2016), [doi: 10.1128/IAI.00121-16, LillOA]
  12. L. Bouillaut, T. Dubois, A.L. Sonenshein, B. Dupuy, Integration of metabolism and virulence in Clostridium difficile, Research in Microbiology 166, 375-383 (2015), [doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2014.10.002, LillOA]
  13. M. Monot, C. Eckert, A. Lemire, A. Hamiot, T. Dubois, C. Tessier, B. Dumoulard, B. Hamel, A. Petit, V. Lalande, L. Ma, C. Bouchier, F. Barbut, B. Dupuy, Clostridium difficile: New Insights into the Evolution of the Pathogenicity Locus, Scientific reports 5, 15023 (2015), [doi: 10.1038/srep15023, LillOA]
  14. A. Fagerlund, T. Dubois, O.-A. Økstad, E. Verplaetse, N. Gilois, I. Bennaceur, S. Perchat, M. Gominet, S. Aymerich, A.-B. Kolstø, D. Lereclus, M. Gohar, T.M. Koehler, SinR Controls Enterotoxin Expression in Bacillus thuringiensis Biofilms, PLoS One 9, e87532 (2014), [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087532, LillOA]
  15. T. Dubois, S. Perchat, E. Verplaetse, M. Gominet, C. Lemy, S. Nessler, M. Aumont-Nicaise, D. Lereclus, Activity of the Bacillus thuringiensis nprR-nprX cell-cell communication system is coordinated to the physiological stage through a complex transcriptional regulation, Molecular Microbiology (2013), [doi: 10.1111/mmi.12168, LillOA]
  16. T. Dubois, K. Faegri, S. Perchat, C. Lemy, C. Buisson, C. Nielsen-Leroux, M. Gohar, P. Jacques, N. Ramarao, A.-B. Kolstø, D. Lereclus, T.M. Koehler, Necrotrophism Is a Quorum-Sensing-Regulated Lifestyle in Bacillus thuringiensis, PLoS Pathogens 8, e1002629 (2012), [doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002629, LillOA]
  17. M. Béchet, T. Caradec, W. Hussein, A. Abderrahmani, M. Chollet, V. Leclere, T. Dubois, D. Lereclus, M. Pupin, P. Jacques, Structure, biosynthesis, and properties of kurstakins, nonribosomal lipopeptides from Bacillus spp., Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 95, 593-600 (2012), [doi: 10.1007/s00253-012-4181-2, LillOA]

Conference presentations

  1. C. Dari, H. Dallagi, C. Faille, T. Dubois, C. Lemy, G. Delaplace, m. abdallah, C. GRUESCU, J. BEAUCE, T. Benezech, A.-L. Fameau, Foams based on Alkyl polyglucosides and SDS for cleaning pipes contaminated with Bacillus subtilis spores, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, ICEF14, Nantes France, France, Jun 2023 [LillOA]
  2. J. Yammine, C. Faille, T. Dubois, C. GINDRAT-KELLER, J. TENDON, T. Benezech, Impact of acetic acid on the removal of Bacillus subtilis spores from stainless steel pipelines, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, 10th European Spores Conference, Cambridge, Royaume-Uni, Apr 2022 [LillOA]
  3. C. Dari, H. Dallagi, C. Faille, T. Dubois, T. Benezech, A.-L. Fameau, Foams with controlled properties formulated with bio-based surfactants for industrial cleaning and decontamination, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, EUFOAM conference, Krakow online, Pologne, Jul 2022 [LillOA]
  4. M. Deleplace, P.-K. Jha, H. Dallagi, T. Dubois, E. Richard, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Bacterial contamination at the air-liquid-wall interface. Relative roles of physico-chemical vs Bacterial phenomena, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2022, Lille, France, Mar 2022 [LillOA]
  5. H. Dallagi, E. Richard, T. Dubois, M. Deleplace, T. Benezech, C. Faille, Observation of the drying dynamics of droplets using confocal microscope, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, Journées de la Matière Condensée, minicolloque MMB16 “The drying dynamics in complex systems: from colloidal solutions to biological suspensions”, Online, France, Aug 2021 [LillOA]
  6. H. Dallagi, P.-K. Jha, M. Deleplace, L. Bouvier, T. Dubois, L. Wauquier, F. Aloui, C. Faille, T. Benezech, Foam flow cleaning: Removal of Bacillus subtilis spores from stainless steel pipes, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, BioAdh2021, Online, France, Mar 2021 [LillOA]
  7. A. Hamiot, C. Lemy, A. El Deghedy, C. Faille, T. Dubois, Effect of divalent cation deficiency during sporulation on surface properties of the spores of Bacillus subtilis, Communication dans un congrès sans actes, BioAdh2021, Online, Mar 2021 [LillOA]
  8. G. Delaplace, P. Campistron, M. ABDALLAH, A. BOUTIGNON, T. Danel, S. Khelissa, T. Six, L. Wauquier, T. Dubois, N.-E. Chihib, P. Debreyne, C. Nicard, I. Proriol Serre, D. Balloy, B. CHEN, m. farin, o. BREHAULT, D. Callens, L. Chehami, F. Benmeddour, E. Moulin, Ultrasonic coda wave interferometry (CWI) for detecting a change at interface of a solid surface - Applications for monitoring fouling, biofilm growth, cleaning and corrosion, Communication dans un congrès avec actes, Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning XIV, Wagrain, Autriche, Jun 2022 [LillOA]
  9. S. Khelissa, C. Nicard, M. Farin, O. Brehault, I. Proriol Serre, E. Moulin, P. Campistron, L. Chehami, D. Balloy, F. Benmeddour, T. Dubois, G. Delaplace, Corrosion monitoring based on diffuse ultrasonic CWI technique applied to infrastructures in contact with sea water: case study, Communication dans un congrès avec actes, Eurocorr 2021, Budapest, Hongrie, Sep 2021 [LillOA]
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