Gérard EBERL - Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRA
Host : Réjane RUA

Julie RIBOT - Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisboa, PRT
Host : Réjane RUA

Antoine MOLARO - Institut Génétique Reproduction et Développement, Clermont-Ferrand, FRA
Host : Pierre MILPIED


Dr Réjane Rua selected as a "rising star"
As part of the "Rising Stars Program" in 2023, established by the International Union of Immunological Societies (…

Dr. Bernard Malissen, winner of the 2023 EFIS IL lecture award
During the joint congress of the French Society of Immunology (SFI) and the German Society for Immunology (…

The  P.  PIERRE ’s team is happy to be part of  the IMMERGE project,  “Storming Immune Monogenic Conditions through Multiomic and Gene Editing Approaches”. This project is a Marie…


Inserm Junior Professor Chair

A Junior Professor Chair, a new way of recruiting on the basis of  research and teaching projects, has been opened in Sophie Ugolini's team "The neuronal regulation of immunity". The deadline for application is April, 2, 2024

Team Sophie UGOLINI
"The neuronal regulation of immunity".


Réjane Rua joins the EMBO Young Investigator program

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26 scientists have been selected to join the EMBO Young Investigator Programme, an initiative that supports excellent young group leaders in the early stages of their independent careers.Among them, Réjane RUA, Inserm researcher and team leader at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy "Immunosurveillance of the central nervous system"

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Sophie Ugolini, winner of the Impulscience® program of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation

The Impulscience® program aims to reward and support outstanding researchers in France. This program supports researchers to improve our knowledge of living organisms and ultimately human health.

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Sophie Ugolini, researcher in Immunology, research director at Inserm and head of the "Neuronal regulation of immunity" team at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center (CIML), is a winner of the 2023 program for her work on the interactions between the nervous system and the immune system.
Her team is seeking to understand the mechanisms by which the nervous system and the immune system work together to repair tissue damage, particularly in the skin, and to defend against infections.

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Eric Vivier and Bernard Malissen, among the highest cited researchers in the world

Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN, team leaders at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center, are on the 2023 list of the most cited researchers in the world for the eighth time, as in previous editions 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
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.


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The CIML is proud to announce the selection of two new team leaders

The CIML is proud to announce the selection of two new team leaders through our recent competitive international call: Romain Roncagalli and Thomas Dupic.


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Thomas Dupic is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Michael Desai at Harvard. He is an expert in mathematical physics and developed high throughput quantitative methods to interrogate the human B and T cell repertoire. He will lead the “Affinities in the adaptive repertoire” laboratory.


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Romain Roncagalli is Research Director at CNRS, currently working in the team of Bernard and Marie Malissen at CIML. He is an internationally recognized expert in the study of TCR signaling through quantitative proteomic approaches. He will lead the “Integrative biology of T cells” laboratory.

ERC Synergy Grant 2023 for Immunotherapy of liver metastases

The CIML is proud to announce that Prof. Eric Vivier is one of the recipients of the highly competitive and generously funded Synergy Grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

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Together with Valeria Fumagalli (San Raffaele Hospital, Italy), Georg Gasteiger (Max Planck Research Group at the University of Würzburg), Florent Ginhoux (Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, France), they will explore new avenues for immunotherapy of liver metastases – a condition that affects approximately half of all cancer patients.
This ERC Synergy Grant is the fourth European Research Council grant won by Prof. Eric Vivier's team. They had already won two ERC Advanced Grants in 2010 and 2015, as well as an ERC Proof of Concept in 2019.
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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.


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"
Mauro Gaya - 2022 - Outlining the role of IgA in Memory Instruction
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-TilcERC
ERC "Synergy Grant"
Eric Vivier - 2023 - Immunotherapy of liver metastases


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