Category: Expert

Jonathan Visentin awarded by an EU’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Global Fellowship

A project led by a young, tenured solid organ transplant (SOT) researcher from ImmunoConcEpT laboratory, Dr. Jonathan Visentin, has been awarded by an EU’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Global Fellowship (MSCA-GF). This 3 year project is called “DABAT” (DNA-sensing by AIM2 in activated B cells: novel targets to improve Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell Transplantation, grant number… Read more »

Latest paper in CMV and cancer

Uncovering the Anticancer Potential of Murine Cytomegalovirus against Human Colon Cancer Cells. Massara Layal, Khairallah Camille, Yared Nathalie, Pitard Vincent, Rousseau Benoit, Izotte Julien, Giese Alban, Dubus Pierre, Gauthereau Xavier, Déchanet-Merville Julie, Capone Myriam. Molecular Therapy Oncolytics Abstract Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) components are often found in tumors, but the precise relationship between HCMV and cancer… Read more »

Position as Associate Professor: Philosophy of medicine, Philosophy of biology / Philosophy of Science

Position as Associate Professor at the University of Bordeaux AOS: Philosophy of medicine, Philosophy of biology AOC: Philosophy of Science University of Bordeaux (France) Deadline for application: March 9, 2020. Application: Short description of the job profile Candidates will have developed an expertise in any topic of medical science (e.g. a disease, a method,… Read more »

Thomas Pradeu’s new book “Philosophy of Immunology”

The Thomas Pradeu’s short book Philosophy of Immunology just came out at Cambridge University Press, and is freely available in open access:

NEW Postdoc position

One ARC-funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab “Inflammation and Cancer” (ImmunoConcEpT, The University of Bordeaux) to study the role of the innate immune system in cancer immunosurveillance and response to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). Our lab investigates the role of innate immunity (cells, pathways and effectors) and its crosstalk with the microbiome in… Read more »

ImmunoConcEpT Retreat 2019

In Oct 9th to 11th, ImmunoConcEpT get out from the lab for a scientific retreat in Carcans-Maubuisson. This event brought together all lab members in a convivial atmosphere and enjoyable location. Scientific presentations and team building activities featured in the programme. Mixed teams had to challenge in orienteering course, kayak games, karaoke as well as… Read more »

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” 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 »