Shira Ninio

Shira Ninio
Tel: 04 – 6721444 ext. 224
Senior Scientist
Ph.D. 2004, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
At IOLR since 2015

Research interests:

Marine microbiology, bacterial biofilm formation, microbial pathogens in the environment, Legionella pneumophila, bacteria-protozoa relationships, molecular techniques for monitoring microorganisms in aquatic systems.

Selected publications:

Ninio S. , Celli, J., and Roy, C.R. A Legionella pneumophila effector protein encoded in a region of genomic plasticity binds to Dot/Icm-modified vacuoles. PLoS Pathogens, 5: e1000278, 2009

Ninio, S. , and Roy, C.R. Effector proteins translocated by Legionella pneumophila: strength in numbers. Trends in Microbiology, 15: 372-380, 2007.

Ninio, S. , Zuckman-Cholon D.M., Cambronne E.D. and Roy, C.R. The Legionella IcmS-IcmW protein complex is important for Dot/Icm-mediated protein translocation. Molecular Microbiology, 55: 912-926, 2005.

Ninio, S. , Elbaz, S. and Schuldiner, S. The membrane topology of EmrE – a small multidrug transporter from Escherichia coli. FEBS Letters, 563: 193-196, 2004.

Ninio, S. and Schuldiner, S. Characterization of an archaeal multidrug transporter with a unique amino acid composition. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278: 12000-12005, 2003.

Schuldiner, S., Granot, D., Steiner Mordoch, S., Ninio, S. , Rotem, D., Soskin, M., Tate, C.G. and H. Yerushalmi. Small is mighty: EmrE, a multidrug transporter as an experimental paradigm. News in Physiology and Science, 16: 130-134, 2001.

Schuldiner, S., Granot, D., Steiner Mordoch, S., Ninio, S. , Rotem, D., Soskin, M. and Yerushalmi, H. Precious things come in little packages. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2: 155-162, 2001.

Ninio, S. , Rotem, D. and Schuldiner, S. Functional analysis of novel multidrug transporters from human pathogens. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276: 48250-48256, 2001

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