Professorship in Philosophy of the Medical Sciences

The University of Bordeaux (France) hires a Full Professor in Philosophy of the Medical Sciences. The University of Bordeaux offers a thriving environment for research. It is expected that the recruited Professor will work in Thomas Pradeu’s group, specialized in Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, and Theoretical Biology and Medicine, within ImmunoConcept, a biomedical… Read more »

Towards a General Theory of Immunity? New paper by Eberl & Pradeu

New paper in Trends in Immunology (2018), by Gérard Eberl (Institut Pasteur, Paris) & Thomas Pradeu (ImmunoConcept, Bordeaux) Abstract Theories are indispensable to organize immunological data into coherent, explanatory, and predictive frameworks. We propose to combine different models to develop a unifying theory of immunity which situates immunology in the wider context of physiology. We… Read more »

Protective Microbiota & Co-Immunity, New OA paper by Chiu, Bazin, et al.

New paper by Lynn Chiu, Thomas Bazin (co-first authors), Marie-Elise Truchetet, Thierry Schaeverbeke, Laurence Delhaes &  Thomas Pradeu Frontiers in Immunology (Dec 2017). Full text in Open Access. Abstract: Resident microbiota do not just shape host immunity, they can also contribute to host protection against pathogens and infectious diseases. Previous reviews of the protective roles… Read more »

Qualité de Vie au Travail / Quality of Life at Work

Projet QVT: Qualité de Vie au Travail – Quality of Life at Work dominik Lobera, artiste visuelle, collabore avec nous dans un projet financé par le CNRS dans le cadre de la “QVT=Qualité de Vie au Travail”. L’objectif de ce projet est de nous donner une autre vision de notre lieu de travail. Une fois… Read more »

Nov 2nd: Students from the Leiden Medical School in Immuno ConcEpT lab

ImmunoConcEpT welcomes 7 students from the Leiden Medical School. 7 student in 3rd year Medicine and Biologie-Health from the Leiden Medical School (LUMC) will visit our lab on November the 2nd, 2017. They follow the International Exchange Program in Immunology and Parasitology, organized by Pr Maria Yazdanbakhsh. Why are they coming to our lab ?… Read more »

What is metaphysics of science? New paper in Synthese by Guay & Pradeu

Right out of the box: how to situate metaphysics of science in relation to other metaphysical approaches Alexandre Guay & Thomas Pradeu Abstract Several advocates of the lively field of “metaphysics of science” have recently argued that a naturalistic metaphysics should be based solely on current science, and that it should replace more traditional, intuition-based,… Read more »

New open access paper on dysbiosis, by Hooks & O’Malley

Hooks K. & O’Malley M. (2017) Dysbiosis and Its Discontents. mBio 8:e01492-17. (Open Access).   Abstract Dysbiosis is a key term in human microbiome research, especially when microbiome patterns are associated with disease states. Although some questions have been raised about how this term is applied, its use continues undiminished in the literature. We investigate… Read more »

“Talents U” award for Thomas Pradeu

“Talents U” highlights talents of the Bordeaux University community. On october 11th, Thomas Pradeu received the 2017 award of “Talents U” in the category “Research and Innovation”.  Motivation: Thomas Pradeu was recently honoured with the Lakatos award. See the description of the event (in french) here. About the Lakatos award: The London School of Economics… Read more »

The autoimmunity group obtained the label “FRM Team”

The autoimmunity group obtained the label “Team FRM” (labellisation de la Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale) to develop the following project: Microparticles (MPs) are vesicular structures derived from multiple cellular sources, involved in the regulation of inflammation, coagulation and healing processes. Their involvement in the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases is beginning to be recognized. Lupus… Read more »