Sandrine ADIBA

Ingénieure de recherche
Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Cooperation
Department of Biology
, updated on
11 January 2022
6ème étage, bureau 603
46, rue d'Ulm 75230 Paris cedex 05
01 44 323704

With a background of biologist, I am interested on the interaction between ecology and evolution.

Field of research

My research is focused on the emergence of multicellularity. I am interested on the evolution of collective behavior and the evolution of social behavior. Using experimental evolution in connection with mathematical models, I aim at understanding mechanims underpinning the evolution of collective and social behavior in Dictyostelium discoideum, an amoeba with a facultative multicellular life cycle and is therefore a model system for the evolution of multicellular organization.

I am also interested on the evolution and the maintenance of virulence which are among the most important topics addressed in recent years by evolutionary biologists and is an already open question with the actual context of the COVID epidemic.


Evolving social behaviour through selection of single-cell adhesion in Dictyostelium discoideum, preprint bioRxiv, 2021. Sandrine Adiba; Mathieu Forget; Silvia De Monte.

Social conflicts in Dictyostelium discoideum: a matter of scales, 2021,Preprints. Mathieu Forget ; Sandrine Adiba ; Silvia De Monte.

Genome sequencing of strains of the most prevalent clonal group of O1: K1: H7 Escherichia coli that causes neonatal meningitis in France, BMC microbiology,19,1,1-8,2019. Guillaume Geslain ; André Birgy ; Sandrine Adiba ; Mélanie Magnan ; Céline Courroux ; Corinne Levy ; Robert Cohen; Philippe Bidet ; Stéphane Bonacorsi.

Strain-specific impact of the high-pathogenicity island on virulence in extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli,International Journal of Medical Microbiology,307,1,44-56, 2017. Mounira Smati ; Giuseppe Magistro ; Sandrine Adiba ; Andreas Wieser ; Bertrand Picard ; Soren Schubert ; Erick Denamur.

From grazing resistance to pathogenesis: the coincidental evolution of virulence factors, PloS one, 5,8, e11882, 2010. Sandrine Adiba ; Clément Nizak ; Minus Van Baalen ; Erick Denamur ; Frantz Depaulis.