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Save the date: Immunology&Cancer Oct10th

SAVE THE DATE : October 10th 2018 evening ImmunoConcEpT and ASPERON&Co organize an event on “Immunology & Cancer”. The event will take place at Station Ausone. Philippe Souque & Eric Domange are preparing scketchs about the topic. More details to be announced… To know about the community ASPERON&Co, click here. Look at the former project… Read more »

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 »

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 »

27/06: “Gamma-delta T cells: radio stars”

Les Gamma-Delta s’invitent sur Radio Campus Radio Campus Bordeaux a invité Julie Déchanet-Merville pour parler de l’immunologie et des cellules T gamma-delta. Vous pourrez l’écouter le 27 Juin à 12h30, dans le cadre de l’émission “Café Campus”, à la radio, 88.1 FM. Média jeune, curieux et indépendant, Radio Campus France  a développé un important réseau de diffusion… 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 »

QVT Part III : le mural

QVT Part III: le mural Projet QVT: Qualité de Vie au Travail – Quality of Life at Work dominik Lobera, artiste visuelle, collabore avec nous dans un projet financé par le CNRS dans le cadre de la “QVT=Qualité de Vie au Travail”. L’objectif de ce projet est de nous donner une autre vision de notre… 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 »

Towards a General Theory of Immunity? New paper by Eberl & Pradeu

New paper in Trends in Immunology (2018), by Gérard Eberl (Institut Pasteur, Paris) & Thomas Pradeu (ImmunoConcept, Bordeaux) Abstract Theories are indispensable to organize immunological data into coherent, explanatory, and predictive frameworks. We propose to combine different models to develop a unifying theory of immunity which situates immunology in the wider context of physiology. We… Read more »