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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:https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/philosophy-of-immunology/06F0C341035299674EECF0406E5D8E31

Maya Saleh: portrait

Portrait de Maya Saleh paru dans la newsletter de l’Université de Bordeaux.Retrouvez-le ici. UB’s Newsletter of January: read here the portrait of Maya Saleh, written by the University of Bordeaux. Photo: University of Bordeaux

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 »

Congratulations Maya Saleh !

La fondation ARC lance chaque année un appel d’offre très compétitif intitulé “Leaders de demain en Oncologie” https://www.fondation-arc.org/leaders-2019 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 »

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 »