Our lab regroup most investigators involved in medical research, teaching of immunology and technical services on the Bordeaux campus.


Several members of our lab are physicians in Medicine fields involving immunological or immunology-related physiopathologies.

  • Following are few examples of translation of the research activity of ImmunoConcEpT to clinical research and patient care :

The GRIC « Clinical Research in Immunology Facility» is an autonomous, self-financed structure providing support for the development of translational research programs relying on the biological evaluation of immune parameters in patients. This structure provides to Bordeaux hospitals, the university community, research groups, biotech- and pharmaceutical- companies (local and international) access to knowledgeable expertise, “state of the art” equipments, essential techniques and fosters tight collaboration between clinicians, biologists and researchers. This context of transversality and multidisciplinarity was recognized and accredited by the SIRIC-BRIO, as a platform partner.

Created in 2009, the clinical research facility in Immunology is integrated within the Immunology and Immunogenic section (Head Pr. Patrick Blanco, MD, PhD). This facility is directed by Dr. Isabelle Pellegrin MD. PhD, supervised by a research engineer and technically operated by a full-time technician.

This structure works in close collaboration with the Biology and Pathology Pole, The “Bordeaux Biothèques Santé” (BBS) biobank to promote and ease the process for all Translational research projects, The CHU clinical research and Innovation services, The SIRIC-BRIO, Different CNRS and INSERM units including ImmunoConcEpT and other University core facilities.

The GRIC guides and evaluates any health-related research projects: internal promotion (Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux University), external academic promotion and industrial promotion.

For further information –> flyer.

Aquitaine’s Care and Research Organisation for Inflammatory and Immune-Mediated diseases.

The core theme of the ACRONIM FHU project is to improve future inflammatory disease care with a specific focus on the early stages of the diseases.

More about ACRONIM here.

Aquitaine Science Transfert® is the “Société d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologies de la région Aquitaine” (SATT Aquitaine), created in 2012. The SATT objectives are to promote academic research and improve the process of transferring technology to companies.

This year, 6 projects have been selected to be launched with a total 822 700 euros. The only selected project in heath is Quanti-HLAB, conducted by Jonathan Visentin, from our lab. The project aims to develop a methodology for the quantification of the anti-HLA antibodies, in order to better evaluate the risk of graft rejection in long term transplants.

Find more about this project in the page 2 here (in french)

More about the SATT here.

ARIT is the Association for the Research in Immunology and Transplant

(Association pour la Recherche en Immunologie et Transplantation)

The aims of the ARIT are:

  • -to  encourage research, specially in immunology and immunology of kidney transplant
  • -to promote educational and informative activities for physicians and transplanted patients to help diagnosis and care
  • – to help patients and their families managing the disease and following-up of the treatment

The ARIT was created in 2003. Pr. Lionel Couzi and Pr. Pierre Merville are the current president and vice-president respectively.

Association loi 1901.

The Ange Gardien project aims to improve the following and care of patients havig chronic inflammatory diseases. This e-project is based on sharing the information between patients, general doctors and specialists.

Partners: CHU Bordeaux; Université de Bordeaux, Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, université de Bordeaux et Capgemini Technology Services

Coordinators: Prs Jean-Luc Pellegrin, Patrick Berger, Thierry Schaeverbeke and Patrick Blanco.


Several members of our lab are involved in teaching Immunology

We teach Immunology at the following levels:

– Medicine & Pharmacy Schools

– Bachelor degree (Licence) in “Life Sciences”

– Master degree (1rst and 2nd years):
Master Biology Santé :”Microbiology & Immunology” (Recherche & Pro), “Cancer Biology”
Master Science du Médicament: “Outils diagnostiques et thérapeutiques”
Master AgroBioSciences

– L’Université du Temps Libre (Bordeaux)

PhD students of the following programs are/have been trained in our lab:
– Bordeaux Life Sciences School
-MD/PhD program
– EviMalar FP7 program

If you want to do an internship at ImmunoConcEpT, please fill this form 


Members of the Immuno ConcEpT lab are in charge of the following technological platformes related to the UMS (Unité Mixte de Services) TransBio-Med:

Flow cytometry Facility

We created in 2005 a flow cytometry facility hosted by FR TransBioMed (http://www.tbmcore.u-bordeaux.fr/cytometrie-en-flux-avec-trieur-de-cellules/) which is instrumental for all our projects.It comprises four cell analyzers (BD Acuri, BD FACS Canto I, FACS Canto II and FACS Fortessa) and one cell sorter (BD FACS Aria). Two analyzers are equipped with High Throuput Modules.The facility is scientifically directed by Julie Déchanet-Merville, technically supervised by Vincent Pitard (IRHC, UBx) and technically operated by Atika Zouine (IE, INSERM) whose work time is fully dedicated to the facility.

Reservations: here

pcrqqPCR core


The qPCR core, hosted by the FR TransBioMed was built by former and present members of Immuno ConcEpT.

Equipements : Tissue Lyser Qiagen, mDrop Denovix,  Bioanalyser Tape Station Agilent, Robot EpMotion 5073 Eppendorf, CFX 96 and 384 puits BioRad, StepOne plus 96 puits Applied, Module High Resolution Melting BioRad, qbase plus software.

For further information contact Xavier Gauthereau (technical manager) and Myriam Capone (Chief scientist)

Reservations here.


Cell culture & Hybridoma production


Immuno ConcEpT masters the cell culture techniques applied to Immunology. If you are interested in producing an hybridoma, please contact our Engineer Vincent Pitard (IRHC, UBx).


See all the upcoming events here.


STAGES / Interships

If you want to do an internship in ImmunoConcEpT…
Pour faire un stage au labo ImmunoConcEpT…


If your application is retained, you’ll be contacted within one month
Si votre candidature est retenue vous serez contacté(s) dans le mois

PhD Offer

Conceptual approaches to cancer

Immune system, cancer and multicellularity

Scientific co-supervisor: Vanja Sisirak (CNRS Research Fellow, ImmunoConcept)

Lab: Immunoconcept (UMR5164)

Click HERE for more information.

Post-Doc position

in cancer immunosurveillance and response to immune checkpoint inhibitors

Maya Saleh is seeking for a post-doc. Click to see more details:


Post-Doc position

Impact of aging and microbiota on spontaneous and immunotherapy-induced anti-tumor immune responses


Vanja Sisirak is seeking for a post-doc. Click HERE to see more details nad how to apply.