Is defining life pointless? New paper by Leonardo Bich & Sara Green

New paper in Synthese Is defining life pointless? Operational definitions at the frontiers of biology http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-017-1397-9 First Online: 18 April 2017 Abstract Despite numerous and increasing attempts to define what life is,there is no consensus on necessary and sufficient conditions for life. Accordingly, some schol- ars have questioned the value of definitions of life and… Read more »

MT180: Layal Massara

Layal Massara (PhD student) presented her thesis in 180 seconds (“Ma Thèse en 180secondes”=MT180) It was the selection step of the Bordeaux University, on march 28th at the Espace Agora. You can also see her presentation here (in french only).

Job offer – Offre d’emploi

Job offer : position closed Offre d’emploi : POURVUE UN TECHNICIEN PLATEFORME CYTOMETRIE EN FLUX (H/F) Contrat CNRS à durée déterminé d’un an renouvelable, plein temps + RTT Affectation UMS CNRS 3727 – US INSERM 005, 100 % plateforme de cytométrie More informations here. 2017-04  

New review about Immune-mediated repair

Authors: Paôline Laurent, Valérie Jolivel, Pauline Manicki, Lynn Chiu, Cécile Contin-Bordes, Marie-Elise Truchetet and Thomas Pradeu   Abstract: Though the immune system is generally defined as a system of defense, it is increasingly recognized that the immune system also plays a crucial role in tissue repair and its potential dysregulations. In this review, we explore how distinct immune… Read more »

New paper: γδT-APCs in malaria

Authors: Jennifer Howard, Séverine Loizon, Christopher Tyler, Dorothée Duluc, Bernhard Moser, Matthieu Méchain, Alexandre Duvignaud, Denis Malvy, Marita Troye-Blomberg, Jean-François Moreau, Matthias Eberl, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Julie Déchanet-Merville, Charlotte Behr & Maria Mamani-Matsuda.   Jenny Howard: former PhD student (from 2011 to 2015) in the CNRS UMR5164     Charlotte Behr: group leader (from 2005 to… Read more »

Brand new paper in PNAS !

Authors: Marlin R*, Pappalardo A, Kaminski H, Willcox CR, Pitard V, Netzer S, Khairallah C*, Lomenech AM, Harly C, Bonneville M, Moreau JF, Scotet E, Willcox BE, Faustin B, Déchanet-Merville J. Marlin & Pappalardo co-first authors Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 7. pii: 201621052. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1621052114 Photo: *Romain Marlin and Camille… Read more »

March for Science Bordeaux April 22nd

SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE The March for Science demonstrates our passion for science and sounds a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists. The incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by the support of hundreds of thousands… Read more »

What is philosophy of biology about? New paper in Biology&Philosophy

“Thirty years of Biology & Philosophy: philosophy of which biology?” By Thomas Pradeu, Biology & Philosophy, March 2017 Journal access Final draft   Abstract Which domains of biology do philosophers of biology primarily study? The fact that philosophy of biology has been dominated by an interest for evolutionary biology is widely admitted, but it has… Read more »