Category: Expert

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 »

The Multiple Layers of the Tumor Environment, new paper by Laplane et al

If and how a tumor develops, depends in large part on its surroundings. While scientists agree on the importance of the tumor environment (TE), there is no consensus on how to define and spatially delineate it. A new paper by Lucie Laplane, Dorothée Duluc, Nicolas Larmonier, Thomas Pradeu and Andreas Bikfalvi lays out six clearly… Read more »

Welcome !

New members are joining the Conceptual Immunology group: – Adrian Stencel – Gregor Greslehner – Wiebke Bretting and – Jacob Stengenga visiting scholar for few months Welcome home !  

Welcome !

New  people in the lab!   Gregor Greslehner (post-doctoral fellow) and Wiebke Bretting (researcher) join the Thomas Pradeu’s group. Welcome !  

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

Who am I ? I am a University Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Cambridge I taught in the United States and Canada. From October 2018 to March 2019 I will be an IDEX visiting scholar in the group of Thomas Pradeu. My… 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 »