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Mar 21st: Andreas Bergthaler

  Andreas Bergthaler is head of the lab Viral Diseases and Inflammation at the CeMM – Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria and co-founder of the company Hookipa Biotech. His research focuses on pathogen-host interactions and viral diseases. Recently he published a study in Cancer Cell about the molecular insights… Read more »

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 »

The epigenetics of inflammaging

New review in Seminars in Immunology. A growing amount of evidences indicates that inflammaging – the chronic, low grade inflammation state characteristic of the elderly – is the result of genetic as well as environmental or stochastic factors. In their latest review Christine Nadini, Jean-François Moreau, Noémie Gensous, Francesco Ravaioli, Paolo Garagnani and Maria Giulia… 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 »

Maël Lemoine keynote speaker at the Collège de la Santé

On Monday January 28th Maël Lemoine will speak at the Rencontres du Collège des Sciences et de la Santé on “Alternative Medicine: symptom of a disease of the health system.” The talk will be followed by a debate, hosted by Stéphane Vacchiani, journalist at the Sud-Ouest. When: Monday January 28th, 18h30Where: UFR des sciences odontologiques… 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 !