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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 »

Protective Microbiota & Co-Immunity, New OA paper by Chiu, Bazin, et al.

New paper by Lynn Chiu, Thomas Bazin (co-first authors), Marie-Elise Truchetet, Thierry Schaeverbeke, Laurence Delhaes &  Thomas Pradeu Frontiers in Immunology (Dec 2017). Full text in Open Access. Abstract: Resident microbiota do not just shape host immunity, they can also contribute to host protection against pathogens and infectious diseases. Previous reviews of the protective roles… Read more »

Qualité de Vie au Travail / Quality of Life at Work

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 lieu de travail. Une fois… Read more »

New open access paper on dysbiosis, by Hooks & O’Malley

Hooks K. & O’Malley M. (2017) Dysbiosis and Its Discontents. mBio 8:e01492-17. (Open Access).   Abstract Dysbiosis is a key term in human microbiome research, especially when microbiome patterns are associated with disease states. Although some questions have been raised about how this term is applied, its use continues undiminished in the literature. We investigate… Read more »

“Talents U” award for Thomas Pradeu

“Talents U” highlights talents of the Bordeaux University community. On october 11th, Thomas Pradeu received the 2017 award of “Talents U” in the category “Research and Innovation”.  Motivation: Thomas Pradeu was recently honoured with the Lakatos award. See the description of the event (in french) here. About the Lakatos award: The London School of Economics… Read more »

The autoimmunity group obtained the label “FRM Team”

The autoimmunity group obtained the label “Team FRM” (labellisation de la Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale) to develop the following project: Microparticles (MPs) are vesicular structures derived from multiple cellular sources, involved in the regulation of inflammation, coagulation and healing processes. Their involvement in the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases is beginning to be recognized. Lupus… Read more »