Blanca JURADO-MESTRE

> Who am I ?
I am a biochemist in my 2nd year of master in immunology and microbiology in Bordeaux University. Now, I am with my master degree project under the direction of Dr. Cécile Contin-Bordes.

> My projects in Immuno ConcEpT
Systemic sclerosis (SSc), an auto-immune disease, has an unknown pathogenesis although immune cells, mainly macrophages/monocytes, have an important role in initiating and/or perpetuating it. Fibrosis is a defining characteristic of SSc as well as a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients. My master degree project we want to analyse the effect of supernatants from SSc patients on macrophages and characterize how they interact by culturing them together and analysing at different levels. Furthermore, in this project we want to explore how fibroblasts respond to interaction with M2 activated by endothelial cells.

> E-mail me here : bjurado@immuconcept.org

> Additional contact data:blanjurmes@gmail.com