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Welcoming Dr Maya SALEH

ImmunoConcEpT welcomes Dr Maya Saleh ! Dr. Maya Saleh obtained a Ph. D. in Biochemistry in 2001 from McGill University, where she studied mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in embryonic development. In 2002, she joined Merck Research Laboratories in Montreal to study apoptosis regulation in neurodegeneration and sepsis, and in 2004, moved to the La Jolla… Read more »

Maturation project: Quanti-HLAB

Quanti-HLAB project from ImmunoConcEpT selected for a “maturation process” by the SATT. Aquitaine Science Transfert® is the “Société d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologies de la région Aquitaine” (SATT Aquitaine), created in 2012. The SATT objectives are to promote academic research and improve the process of transferring technology to companies. This year, 6 projects have been… Read more »

New review about Immune-mediated repair

Authors: Paôline Laurent, Valérie Jolivel, Pauline Manicki, Lynn Chiu, Cécile Contin-Bordes, Marie-Elise Truchetet and Thomas Pradeu   Abstract: Though the immune system is generally defined as a system of defense, it is increasingly recognized that the immune system also plays a crucial role in tissue repair and its potential dysregulations. In this review, we explore how distinct immune… Read more »

New paper: γδT-APCs in malaria

Authors: Jennifer Howard, Séverine Loizon, Christopher Tyler, Dorothée Duluc, Bernhard Moser, Matthieu Méchain, Alexandre Duvignaud, Denis Malvy, Marita Troye-Blomberg, Jean-François Moreau, Matthias Eberl, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Julie Déchanet-Merville, Charlotte Behr & Maria Mamani-Matsuda.   Jenny Howard: former PhD student (from 2011 to 2015) in the CNRS UMR5164     Charlotte Behr: group leader (from 2005 to… Read more »

Brand new paper in PNAS !

Authors: Marlin R*, Pappalardo A, Kaminski H, Willcox CR, Pitard V, Netzer S, Khairallah C*, Lomenech AM, Harly C, Bonneville M, Moreau JF, Scotet E, Willcox BE, Faustin B, Déchanet-Merville J. Marlin & Pappalardo co-first authors Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 7. pii: 201621052. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1621052114 Photo: *Romain Marlin and Camille… Read more »

Vincent Pitard was honored with the “Palmes Académiques”

Created by Napoléon in 1808, the “Palmes Académiques” honor the eminent members of the University. Vincent Pitard was named “Chevalier de l’ordre des Palmes Académiques” at the official ceremony to be held on February 16th, 4pm, at the Agora (Domaine du Haut-Carré, Talence).     Vincent Pitard a été nommé Chevalier de l’ordre des Palmes Académiques… Read more »

New review on Gamma-delta T cells & cytomegalovirus

  Authors: Camille Khairallah, Julie Déchanet-Merville, Myriam Capone. Abstract: γδ T lymphocytes are unconventional immune cells, which have both innate- and adaptive-like features allowing them to respond to a wide spectrum of pathogens. For many years, we and others have reported on the role of these cells in the immune response to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in… Read more »

Inflammasome & Ageing in Nature Medicine, just out !

“Expression of specific inflammasome gene modules stratifies older individuals into two extreme clinical and immunological states.” Furman D, Chang J, Lartigue L, Bolen CR, Haddad F, Gaudilliere B, Ganio EA, Fragiadakis GK, Spitzer MH, Douchet I, Daburon S, Moreau JF, Nolan GP, Blanco P, Déchanet-Merville J, Dekker CL, Jojic V, Kuo CJ, Davis MM, Faustin… Read more »

PhD & PostDoc positions in immune system and the organism

 One PhD and one post-doc position in Philosophy of Biology and/or Philosophy of Medicine and/or Conceptual/theoretical Biology Thomas Pradeu’s ERC Starting Grant Project Topic: “The role of the immune system in the maintenance and construction of the organism” More information here and here. Application deadline: April 25, 2017.

Special issue on Biological individuality, just out!

Special issue on Biological individuality, edited by Thomas Pradeu, just published in Biology & Philosophy: Biological individuality, Biology & Philosophy, December 2016 Contributions of Lynn Chiu & Gérard Eberl, Ellen Clarke, Scott Gilbert & Alfred Tauber, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Matt Haber, Thomas Pradeu, David Queller & Joan Strassmann, and Derek Skillings.