Latest publications

Microglia development follows a stepwise program to regulate brain homeostasis

Matcovitch-Natan O. et al., Science, 2016, pii: aad8670

Complementarity and redundancy of IL-22-producing innate lymphoid cells

Rankin LC., Girard-Madoux MJ. et al., Nat Immunol., 2015, doi: 10.1038/ni.3332

40th anniversary of CIML

2016, the year of Immunology is also the 40th anniversary of CIML, a unique place for research and education in Immunology, at the avant-garde of translational science since the late 70’s.

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Two research teams from the Weizmann Institute and Michael Sieweke's group joined forces to publish a study this week in Science, pointing among other things, to the central role of transcription factor MafB on the final maturation steps of microglia, the principal immune cells present in the brain and contributing to its development and maintenance.

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The Laboratoire Hai-Tao He and Didier Marguet at the CIML in partnership with Christophe Lamaze's research team from the Institut Curie and Céline Galès' team from the Institut des Maladies Métaboliques et Cardiovasculaires in Toulouse have jointly published an interdisciplinary study in Cell on August 11th 2016. 

Marseille Immunopôle

The french immunology cluster.



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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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