Our laboratory is supported by the CNRS and the Aix-Marseille Université. Our work on the T6SS has been funded by grants from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) since 2010 (contracts ANR-JCJC-2010-1303, ANR-14-CE14-0006, ANR-17-CE11-0039, ANR-18-CE15-0014, ANR-20-CE11-0017). Our work on the T9SS is funded by the ANR since 2015 (ANR-15-CE11-0019-01, ANR-20-CE11-0011). Our projects have been also genereously funded by the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (contract DEQ20180339165; to support the Fondation and make donations, click here), the Fondation A*MIDEX (a French Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir), and the Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller. Marie-Stéphanie, Yannick, Rahim, Laureen, Maxence, Yoann, Solène, Romain and Maëlle theses have been or are supported by doctoral fellowships from the French Ministry of Research. Yassine thesis, and Erwan, Eric and Dukas post-docs were supported by the Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale (FRM). Gauthier post-doctoral work is supported by the association Espoir contre la Mucoviscidose (to support the Fondation and make donations, click here). We acknowledge all our funders to help us !