Category: Expert

Vanja Sisirak awarded by the American Cancer Research Institute

Dr. Vanja Sisirak from the ImmunoConcEpT laboratory was recently awarded a Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) grant from the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) (https://www.cancerresearch.org). The CRI is an American foundation based in New York that is providing continuous world wide support in the field of cancer immunotherapy research and clinical trials. The support from… Read more »

Jacob Stegenga, Visiting Scholar in ImmunoConcept lab

  Jacob Stegenga will be an IDEX Visiting Scholar in Thomas Pradeu’s group from October 2018 to June 2019. Jacob is a University Lecturer in philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge (Department of History and Philosophy of Science). His research focuses on methodological problems of medical research, conceptual questions in evolutionary biology, and fundamental topics in reasoning and… Read more »

Welcome Pr. Paul Griffiths

Pr Paul Griffiths will spend 1 month in ImmunoConcEpT A philosopher of science with a focus on biology and psychology, Paul Griffiths (University of Sydney, Australia) was educated at Cambridge and the Australian National University, receiving his PhD in 1989. He heads the Theory and Method in Bioscience project node of the Charles Perkins Centre,… Read more »

8th International Gamma-Delta T cell Conference…it’s over

Bordeaux hosted the 8th International Gamma-Delta T cell Conference, from june 7th to 10th, 2018, in the Agora, Domaine du Haut-Carré. We welcomed around 310 delegates, 20 sponsors, 57 talks selected from abstracts, 103 posters, 5 introductory lectures, 1 round table, 2 conceptual talks, 1 conference conclusion. We shared a wine&cheese session, 2 lunchs, 1… Read more »

New open access paper on microbiota

Bazin T et al.,  (2018) . Scientific reports 8, Article number: 5446 (2018) (Open Access). Abstract Spondyloarthritis (SpA) pathophysiology remains largely unknown. While the association with genetic factors has been established for decades, the influence of gut microbiota is only an emerging direction of research. Despite the remarkable efficacy of anti-TNF-α treatments, non-responders are frequent and no… Read more »

Postdoc 2018 ERC IDEM

New Postdoctoral position in Philosophy of Biology and/or Philosophy of Medicine and/or Conceptual/Theoretical Biology   Thomas Pradeu’s ERC Starting Grant Project “Immunity, Development, and the Microbiota: Understanding the Continuous Construction of Biological Identity”   The University of Bordeaux and the CNRS seek candidates for a two-year postdoctoral position in Philosophy of Biology and/or Philosophy of… 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 »

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 »