September 8-11, 2020, Sv. Martin na Muri, Croatia

Ivan Matić

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS); Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM), France

Ivan Matić is research director at the CNRS and Laboratory Director at the Cochin Institute (INSERM2 U1016 – CNRS1 UMR8104 – Université de Paris), Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation.

His education includes Engineer Degree in the Environmental Biology (Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Master in Molecular Genetics (Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia) and PhD in Cellular and Molecular Genetics (University of Paris XI, Orsay, France).

Ivan Matić’s team studies how phenotypic and genetic variation is generated in bacterial populations, especially in response to environmental stresses, and how they modulate evaluability and robustness of these populations. They are also elucidating molecular mechanisms driving evolution of persistence and resistance to antibiotic. Besides generating fundamental knowledge, their research may facilitate development of new therapeutic strategies to predict and combat the emergence of antibiotic resistances.