Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 3072s.mostowy




2.42Flowers buildingSouth Kensington Campus





Serge Mostowy completed his Ph.D. at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 2006 with Marcel Behr.

After postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Pascale Cossart at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, he joined the Department of Medicine at Imperial College, London, UK, in 2012 as a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow to study how cells control infection by cytosolic host responses, including septin assembly and autophagy.

Honours and memberships

Lister Research Prize Fellow, Lister Research Institute of Preventative Medicine, 2015 - 2020

Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, 2012 - 2017

Wellcome-Beit Prize Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, 2012

Featured on the news

The work of Serge Mostowy's group has been highlighted on BBC Radio coverage:

  1. BBC World Service, World Update, 18:50 min - Dan Damon
  2. BBC World Service, Newshour, 14:10 min - Razia Iqbal
  3. BBC Radio 4, World at One, 41:40 min - Martha Kearney
  4. BBC Radio 4, Inside Science, 00:50 min - Adam Rutherford

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

McCarthy RR, Mazon-Moya MJ, Moscoso JA, et al., 2017, Cyclic-di-GMP regulates lipopolysaccharide modification and contributes to Pseudomonas aeruginosa immune evasion, Nature Microbiology, Vol:2, ISSN:2058-5276

Willis A, Moore C, Mazon Moya M, et al., 2016, Injections of predatory bacteria work alongside host immune cells to treat Shigella Infection in zebrafish larvae, Current Biology, Vol:26, ISSN:1879-0445, Pages:3343-3351

Sirianni A, Krokowski S, Lobato-Márquez D, et al., 2016, Mitochondria mediate septin cage assembly to promote autophagy of Shigella, EMBO Reports, Vol:17, ISSN:1469-221X

Mostowy S, Boucontet L, Moya MJM, et al., 2013, The Zebrafish as a New Model for the In Vivo Study of Shigella flexneri Interaction with Phagocytes and Bacterial Autophagy, PLOS Pathogens, Vol:9, ISSN:1553-7366

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