Veit BUCHHOLZ - Technische Universität München, München, DEU
"The smallest unit: Deciphering immune responses by fate mapping of single lymphocytes"
4th Germinal Center Workshop
Palais du Pharo - 58, bd Charles Livon - Marseille
Germinal centers (GCs) play a central role in B-cell immune responses to pathogens and vaccines, and are responsible for transformation of cancerous B cells in many types of lymphoma. GCs are now also recognized as important components of anti-tumor immune responses. GCs are fascinating structures where B cells evolve, mature and differentiate under the control of follicular T and stromal cells. During the 4th Germinal Centers Workshop of the French Society of Immunology, leaders in the field will present their latest findings on the formation, function and regulation of GCs in the context of vaccination, infectious diseases, lymphomas and solid tumors.
The 4th Germinal Centers Workshop will also give the opportunity to PhD students and young researchers to present their research on GCs in the form of short presentations or posters.
Registration date postponed to May, 27
Immune Cells Forget (Cell) Culture Shock
A recent study shows that certain immune cells can restore their normal functions when introduced back into the body, even after being multiplied in the laboratory to large numbers – the results pave the way to new cell therapies.
Macrophages are immune cells crucial for immune response, tissue repair, and the removal of cancer cells. Scientists see macrophages as promising living therapeutics.
Prof. Eric VIVIER, winner of the Departmental Research Prize in 2021
The Grand Prize is intended to reward a researcher and/or a research team that have distinguished themselves by remarkable results or achievements. Eric Vivier, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Science, Professor of Immunology (Marseille Medical School and Assistance-Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille), Chief Scientist Officer at Innate-Pharma S.A and researcher at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center, is the 2021 laureate for his research on the functions and regulatory mechanisms of innate immunity lymphocytes and their clinical manipulation.
FOR THE 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, ERIC VIVIER AND BERNARD MALISSEN ARE AMONG THE MOST CITED RESEARCHERS IN THE WORLD
Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN, team leaders at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center, are on the 2021 list of the most cited researchers in the world for the sixth time, as in previous editions 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Published annually by the prestigious Clarivate Analytics Company, previously Thomson Reuters, this ranking recognizes authors of the most frequently cited publications in the scientific community.
A recognition mark that rewards the value of their discoveries and the exceptional research influence in their scientific field.
Atlas, un projet titanesque autour du lymphome
Mieux comprendre et caractériser les lymphomes les plus courants pour apporter des solutions thérapeutiques : telle est l’ambition d’Atlas, un projet de grande ampleur mêlant acteurs privés et publics. Deux équipes Inserm du Centre d’immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, sous tutelle Inserm, CNRS et Aix-Marseille Université, y participent. L’une est dirigée par Sandrine Roulland et Bertrand Nadel. Les deux chercheurs expliquent les particularités de ce projet unique.
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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CIML ERC GRANTS
ERC "Advanced Grants"
Bernard Malissen – 2018 – Basilic Projet
Michael Sieweke – 2016 – Macrophage Aging and Rejuvenation
Eric Vivier – 2016 – Targeting Innate Lymphoid Cells
Bernard Malissen – 2012 – Integrative biology of T cells and dendritic cells in vivo
Eric Vivier – 2010 – The Immune Function of Natural Killer
ERC "Consolidator Grants"
Sophie Ugolini – 2014 – Neural regulation of immunity
Marc Bajénoff – 2014 – Immunobiology of lymphoid stromal cells
ERC "Starting Grants"
Réjane Rua - 2020 - Spatiotemporal control of neuroinfection by meningeal macrophages
Marc Dalod – 2011 – Harnessing systems immunology to unravel dendritic cell subset biology
Toby Lawrence - 2010 – Targeting tumor associated macrophages in Cancer
ERC "Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant"
Eric Vivier - 2019 - MInfla-Tilc
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