Category: Expert

Institut Pasteur’s MOOC “Innate Immunity”

Julie Déchanet-Merville contributed to the new MOOC “Innate Immunity”, a free online course created by the Institut Pasteur. The MOOC will open the 04th November 2019. Register to the course here. Flyer presenting the MOOC here. Language: English subtitled in French.

Congratulations Maya Saleh !

La fondation ARC lance chaque année un appel d’offre très compétitif intitulé “Leaders de demain en Oncologie” https://www.fondation-arc.org/leaders-2019 qui a pour but d’attirer un.e leader de l’étranger pour développer son équipe en France. Une seule candidature est acceptée par an et le montant de financement se monte à 1,5 millions d’euros + un co-financement équivalent… Read more »

NEW Postdoc positions

We are currently accepting new post-doctoral fellows to work on two topics: 1) cancer immunity and immunotherapy; or 2) autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases.   The Maya Saleh laboratory has recently relocated from McGill University in Canada to ImmunoConcEpT Lab at Bordeaux University. These topics have recently been funded by an ARC foundation grant and an… Read more »

International Journal of Cancer: Beyond the tumour microenvironment

For decades cancer research had focused exclusively on the tumor. Later the vision was broadend to the tumor microenvironment (TME). Today five researchers – both philosophers and scientists – call for a look beyond the tumor microenvironment. In the minireview they show the crucial importance of the tumor organismal environment (TOE). Find the full article… Read more »

Save the date : 4-6 décembre 2019

Bordeaux accueillera la 19ème Réunion Annuelle de la Société Francophone de Transplantation du 4 au 6 décembre 2019. Organisateurs: Prs. Lionel Couzi et Pierre Merville. Plus d’infos à venir bientôt. Merci à  Maaya Wakasugi pour le visuel de l’événement.

CRISPR-Cas immunity: beyond nonself and defence

The journal Biology & Philosophy has published a special issue on the philosophy of CRISPR-Cas. Thomas Pradeu has written the introduction and together with Jean-François Moreau he presents a commentary to Eugene Koonin’s target paper. In the commentary Pradeu and Moreau defend an extended view of CRISPR-Cas immunity by arguing that CRISPR-Cas includes, but cannot… Read more »

Ferriere & Sisirak awarded by Fondation UB

Dr. Amandine Ferriere a MD-PhD student together with her mentor Dr. Vanja Sisirak a CNRS researcher at Immunoconcept, were recently awarded a prize from the Fondation Bordeaux Université.   This award will allow them to develop a project that aims at studying immune mechanisms involved in the establishment of metabolic syndromes that are associated with obesity…. Read more »

Human Vγ9Vδ2 T Lymphocytes in the Immune Response to P. falciparum Infection, mini review by Howard et al.

The lastest review in Frontiers of Immunology, by Jenny Howard, Irfan Zaidi, Séverine Loizon, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Julie Déchanet-Merville and Maria Mamani Matsuda, highlights the functions of Vγ9Vδ2 T lymphocytes in malaria and proposes a model of Vγ9Vδ2 T-cell functions in the microvasculature during P. falciparum infection : Plasmodium-infected red blood cells sequester to the endothelium… Read more »