DCBiol 2018
The Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML) and the Institut Curie are organizing the 4th course on Dendritic Cell Biology (DC-Biol).
The objective…

Host: Philippe PIERRE

Catherine ROBIN
Host: Serge VAN de PAVERT


Researchers in France, Sandrine HENRI and Bernard MALISSEN, Inserm and CNRS researchers at the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML), have discovered that, though a…

L'immunologie à toutes les échelles
Reportage réalisé au Centre d'immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML). Du ver à l’Homme, de la molécule à l’organisme…

L'équipe de Philippe PIERRE au CIML, a tout récemment montré que le guanabenz, médicament commercialisé pour le traitement de l'hypertension artérielle de 1982 à 2000 est capable…

How tattoos are maintained by macrophages could be key to improving their removal

Researchers in France have discovered that, though a tattoo may be forever, the skin cells that carry the tattoo pigment are not. Instead, the researchers say, the cells can pass on the pigment to new cells when they die. The study, which will be published 2018, March, 6th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests ways to improve the ability of laser surgery to remove unwanted tattoos.
Baranska A. et al., J Exp Med., 2018

What is Immunology

At the crossroads of biology and medicine, immunology is a scientific discipline that focuses on the operating mechanisms of the immune system. Appeared early in the evolution, this system enables living organisms to defend themselves against pathogens or their own components when they are altered. It involves a large number of cells whose capacity for cooperation, recognition and memory are far from having revealed all their secrets.


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Thomson Reuters list of highly cited researchers

Pr Eric VIVIER and Dr Bernard MALISSEN have been selected for the Thomson Reuters 2016 and 2017 lists of Highly Cited Researchers

Marseille Immunopole

The french immunology cluster.