Nicolas MANEL, Institut Curie, Paris    
"Activation of innate immune sensors by viruses and self: DNA's identity crisis"
Host: Marc DALOD

Cheng ZHU, Gergia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
"Mechanosensing through the T cell receptor"
Host: Hai Tao HE

Stefani SPRANGER, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Cambridge, USA
Host: Marc DALOD



Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN are both among the Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 in the Web of Science Group.  During the last decade, they have produced multiple highly…

Noushin MOSSADEGH-KELLER received the AMU 2018 Thesis prize
Each year, in order to reward the excellence of the research carried out during the…

Call CIML Group Leader Positions 2020
The CIML seeks to attract talented researchers in all fields of immunology.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with…


Call CIML Group Leader Positions 2020



The CIML seeks to attract talented researchers in all fields of immunology.
  Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with publication list, a 2 page summary of past research achievements and future projects, in English, including the names and addresses of three referees, before March 1st 2020, to Dr. Philippe   PIERRE, to whom informal inquiries can also be addressed.
  The CIML actively promotes equal opportunities for employment. More information


Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN, team leaders at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, are on the 2019 list of the most cited researchers in the world for the fourth time, as in previous editions 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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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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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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"
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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Marseille Immunopole

The french immunology cluster.