Category: Expert

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 »

“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 »

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 »

Welcoming Dr Maya SALEH

ImmunoConcEpT welcomes Dr Maya Saleh ! Dr. Maya Saleh obtained a Ph. D. in Biochemistry in 2001 from McGill University, where she studied mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in embryonic development. In 2002, she joined Merck Research Laboratories in Montreal to study apoptosis regulation in neurodegeneration and sepsis, and in 2004, moved to the La Jolla… Read more »

Maturation project: Quanti-HLAB

Quanti-HLAB project from ImmunoConcEpT selected for a “maturation process” by the SATT. 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… Read more »